London, 10 December 2015: Leathwaite has announced that it will be launching a law firm partner search practice in January 2016 with the appointment of a new consultant, Kate Huggins.

Kate, a leading search consultant from Hedley May, will lead Leathwaite’s new practice area from January 2016. Kate has been with Hedley May since the firm was founded and began her career with leading search firm Whitehead Mann.

Kate has a long track record of placing law firm partners and teams across Europe, the US, CIS and across APAC. In addition to her search focus Kate has also worked for clients on partner due diligence and market consultancy projects.

Huw Jones, who heads up the Governance practice at Leathwaite, said “We are delighted that Kate is joining Leathwaite at a time the business is pursuing significant growth. A law firm practice is a new focus for Leathwaite but will complement our existing specialisms well. Everyone here is looking forward to Kate joining us in January.”