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Dean Pinto

Special Counsel

About Dean

Dean joined Wotton + Kearney’s Sydney office in November 2014 and was admitted in England & Wales in 2012 after completing a two year traineeship at a top tier UK firm. On admission he joined the insurance department of the London office, where he specialised in advising on coverage and defending a wide range of professionals including lawyers, financial planners, brokers, accountants and surveyors.

Dean’s practice now focuses on Directors & Officers, professional indemnity and construction claims, including advising insurers on complex coverage disputes. Dean also assists in the management of our internal D&O focus group and is currently applying to be admitted in New South Wales.

Dean has also completed secondments in London and Sydney with a third party claims handler and a major insurer handling various financial lines claims.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Lines
  • Directors & Officers
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Coverage

Dean's Experience

  • Acting on behalf of a director in the Federal Court in claims worth in excess of $150 million and concerning alleged breaches of a wide range of duties.
  • Advising insurers and acting of behalf of financial services licensees concerned with multiple complaints arising from allegedly negligent financial planning advice.
  • Advising on policy coverage issues with regard to a wide range of professional indemnity claims, including bespoke policies for banks and specialised professions such as seed growers.
  • Acting for insurers in relation to related property damage claims worth in excess of $180 million.
  • Advising on policy coverage issues with regard to a wide range of Directors & Officers claims, including ASIC investigations and Special Commissions.
  • Acting for insurers in relation to multiple related class actions.

Professional Affiliations

  • Australia Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • NSW Claims Discussion Group