About us

Australasia’s leading specialist insurance & risk law firm

Clear focus

W+K is focused on insurance, risk management and dispute resolution – our business is structured to reflect client product lines and we service all policy types in every market sector. Reflecting the sophisticated market we serve, we also have strong capabilities in the areas of law that complement insurance law, including class action defence, D&O litigation and media law.

Clients of all shapes and sizes

We work with the world’s largest insurers and re-insurers in the Australasia insurance markets, and many of Australia and New Zealand’s largest blue-chip corporates managing large under deductible insurance programs or self-insuring their business risks. But we don’t just act for market giants. Many of our clients are Lloyd’s syndicates writing insurance business in our region either directly or through cover holders, local underwriting agencies, insurance brokers, TPAs and other insurance market participants. We also act for individual directors and officers, corporations and organisations facing reputational and other significant risks.

Keeping it real

Our work often involves helping businesses, organisations and individuals when they’re facing situations that are angst ridden. Outcomes are uncertain, reputations, business viability and people’s wellbeing can be at stake. We do everything possible to achieve the best possible outcome, minimise uncertainty and angst for everyone involved and keep insured’s relationships with their insurers intact – that’s what we mean by keeping it real.

Building relationships that last

Our emphasis on building relationships that endure is at the core of our business model. Mutual respect, shared goals, investing in the future and helping make our communities better and fairer binds us together. Forging trusted relationships with our clients, their customers, industry bodies and regulators is embedded in our DNA. It’s non-negotiable.