Meet the team

Kelly Wadkins


As founder, I set the overall direction and vision of Wadkins Associates and manage the business. I personally assist partners and associates to secure new opportunities worldwide and assist law firms to initiate merger/acquisition talks. I feel privileged to work with both my fantastic team and so many of the world's leading lawyers.

Maddie Allison


I support our consultants across our UK and Singapore teams, ensuring they have up to date information and insights on the legal market. I identify and provide detailed knowledge of the transport and energy legal sectors. I take great satisfaction contributing to our team’s excellent reputation within our specialism.

Ross Crouch

Managing Consultant

I consider it a privilege to work with leading law firms and major industry clients to secure strategic hires from newly qualified to partner level. Developing long term relationships with both our candidates and our clients that are built on trust, exceptional service and results is certainly the most rewarding aspect of my role.

Matt Voller


My priority is providing dependable and authentic advice to our clients and candidates, supporting them in meeting their respective objectives and realising opportunities. I find the most satisfying element of my role to be the developing and maintaining of business relationships, achieved through expertise and delivering success.

David Comins


My focus is recruiting at associate and senior associate level for leading firms throughout Europe and the Middle East. I enjoy great satisfaction from being trusted to provide advice on significant career moves and important hires. I'm proud to be part of a talented team that is seen as "partner of choice" within our specialism.

Tom Chapman

Senior Consultant

My focus is recruiting into specialist Asset Finance teams for positions in both private firms and in-house. In this fast growing market, matching the right people to opportunities is crucial for my clients. I take great satisfaction from helping my clients solve these challenges and helping my candidates make rewarding career moves.

Alex Tidy


My focus is talent acquisition and retention for specialist Litigation teams across the sector at associate level. I enjoy developing and building relationships that will allow me to match candidates with opportunities and future career moves both locally and internationally, whilst ensuring that we continue to be first class within our space.

Mai Wadkins


As a researcher, I support our London and Singapore teams by providing consultants with up-to-date information regarding our legal specialism. I manage our LinkedIn page to maximise our outreach and handle advertisements within the business. I take pride in making a difference within the team through overseeing our database, ensuring every consultant always has up to date information and insights on the market.

James Candappa


My experience allows me to offer detailed career and hiring advice to lawyers in specific areas of the law that can be incredibly nuanced. Spearheading our expansion to Singapore has given me both a deeper understanding of the Asian markets and first-hand insights to share with people making an international move.


Leanne Bellingham

Office Manager

I enjoy a wide variety of responsibilities, from assisting with establishing our Singapore office to helping shape our company culture and working ethos. My main aim is to provide the day-to-day support to help our superbly committed team deliver outstanding service to our candidates and clients.