Kate Huggins

Partner | London

Kate co-leads the firm’s global legal, risk and compliance practice and plays a leading role in General Counsel and Company Secretary searches. In addition, she manages Leathwaite’s due diligence business globally. Based from London, Kate works closely with publicly quoted, private and private-equity backed clients across a wide range of sectors as well as global law firms and leading consultancies. Having spent much of her career with legal boutique, Hedley May, Kate brings nearly 20 years of experience specialising in the legal market, in-house legal, compliance and governance mandates. Kate has delivered mandates in all of the major European economies, the US and across the Asia Pacific region and now travels into London from her home in Wiltshire, where she lives with her husband and three daughters.

Kate cares deeply about delivering for her clients and ensuring candidates have a positive experience through-out the search process. She strives to ensure genuine inclusivity at all stages of a search process and is proud of the longevity she and her team enjoy with repeat and valued clients.

  • Joined Leathwaite in 2016 to build the firm’s law firm practice and deepen its in-house legal capability.
  • Passionate about identifying and supporting ascendent talent, both within Leathwaite and through her support to clients.
  • Commenced career with Whitehead Mann in London and Hong Kong, following graduation from the University of York.