The world around us is changing daily. To continue to deliver fresh perspectives that meet your diverse business needs, we are pleased to announce the promotion of seven senior lawyers in Australia from 1 July 2018, including three new partners and our first female partner in W+K’s Melbourne office.

These outstanding appointments support our continued commitment to providing specialist expertise and quality outcomes for our clients across key insurance product lines, in locations where they need support and in particular, across the growing needs of the SME insured sector.

Congratulations to each of our lawyers mentioned below. We wish them well in their new roles and look forward to the enthusiasm and talent they bring as W+K’s next generation of leaders.


Andrew Brennan – Partner, Melbourne
Andrew specialises in construction related matters and represents multi-national insurers on defence of claims against architects, structural and geotechnical engineers, building surveyors and draftspersons. Andrew also has unique expertise in providing construction based coverage advice to insurers and running complex technical disputes before VCAT. View Andrew’s profile here.

Allison Hunt – Partner, Melbourne
Allison has broad expertise in professional indemnity and management liability claims across a range of industries including property, construction, finance, and healthcare, as well as general personal injury, property damage and product liability claims. She is highly skilled in providing coverage advice in complex indemnity issues and acting in coverage disputes.

Edward O’Brien – Partner, Melbourne
Edward specialises in financial lines including D&O, professional indemnity and management liability. He regularly acts as coverage or defence counsel for a range of entities from small to medium enterprise business to high profile claims, including class action litigation. He has developed strong ties with insurers in both the domestic and London insurance market. View Edward’s profile here.


  • Natasha Sung – Special Counsel, Melbourne
  • Robert Head – Senior Associate, Sydney
  • Ben Hine – Senior Associate, Melbourne
  • Karren Mo – Senior Associate, Melbourne