Resource hub: Developments and updates in the building and construction industry

Australia is seeing sweeping state-based legislative reform intended to regain public confidence in the building and construction industry. For example, in NSW, the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 will have a significant effect on establishing the liability of design and building practitioners within the construction industry and how they are insured. In contrast, the […]

Get to know Meisha Tjiong, partner and General Liability specialist

In our next partner Q&A, we get to know Sydney based General Liability specialist, Meisha Tjiong. Tell us about your journey to becoming a partner at W+K I feel it has been quite a (long) journey to Partnership and I have had a few detours along the way, which have allowed me to focus on […]

Emerging Talent Series 2020/2021

The insurance sector attracts and retains young professionals who are hungry for relevant, regular learning and education opportunities. To help further their careers, W+K has put together a multi-part Emerging Talent Series addressing both Property & Energy and General Liability claims issues.

W+K named in inaugural “5-Star Insurance Law Firm” list

Australasian Lawyer and Insurance Business have rated Wotton + Kearney in their inaugural list of “5-Star Insurance Law Firms and Lawyers”. The firm was declared a 5-Star Excellence Awardee in the field of insurance law based on the feedback of insurance companies, professionals and lawyers about our work quality, specialist expertise and client service quality. […]

Telehealth trend may lead to increased exposures for medical practitioners

High levels of telehealth uptake may prove to be one of the long-term social changes caused by the pandemic. If it is, the challenges posed by telehealth may lead to an increased exposure to claims against health professionals. In this article, W+K’s Chris Spain and Prue Egan look at the issues for insurers and raise […]

The Life Squared Trust – Wellbeing Study of New Zealand Law Profession

Wotton + Kearney is proud to support the New Zealand’s Law Society’s study of wellbeing and mental health of lawyers within New Zealand which aims to find reasons for the prevalence of mental health issues within the profession and help build psychological wellbeing and resilience. The study is commissioned by The Life Squared Trust, a […]

Get to know Dean Pinto, new partner and financial lines specialist

In our next Q&A with recently promoted senior lawyers, we get to know Sydney partner and financial lines specialist Dean Pinto. Tell us about your journey to becoming a partner at W+K I had never given thought to insurance law until looking for a job after university. I accepted a paralegal position in the insurance […]