Kate Huggins


Kate co-leads Leathwaite’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 in 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, Kate brings nearly 20 years of experience specializing in the legal market, in-house legal, compliance and governance mandates. She has delivered mandates in all of the major European economies, the US and across the Asia Pacific region.


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.


Kate joined Leathwaite in 2016 to build the firm’s law firm practice and deepen its in-house legal capability. She is passionate about identifying and supporting ascendent talent, both within Leathwaite and through her support to clients. Kate graduated from the University of York.