41 W+K lawyers recognised in Best Lawyers 2025

Wotton + Kearney congratulates our 41 senior lawyers recognised in the 2025 edition of Best Lawyers for Australia and New Zealand. We are thrilled to share that our lawyers were featured in all three individual award categories, including three partners who received the “Lawyer of the Year” designation for their area of legal practice within […]

Wotton + Kearney sets sights on Singapore global insurance hub

Wotton + Kearney has taken a major step towards achieving its global ambitions by becoming the first major Australian insurance and risk law firm to set up a substantive base in Singapore. The move reflects the importance of Singapore as a regional hub for the London and European insurance and reinsurance markets and gives Wotton […]

Gender Pay Gap Statement

Over the past five years, Wotton + Kearney has embarked on a deliberate journey to improve gender equity. Our journey has been guided by an unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging for our people aligned to our purpose: to create a place of work where everyone can thrive. A cornerstone of […]

Wotton + Kearney recognised as a leading insurance firm in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024

Wotton + Kearney has achieved 20 practice and individual lawyer rankings across its Australia and New Zealand offices in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific’s latest rankings. This includes a new ranking for Data Protection in Australia (Tier 4) and recognition as a ‘firm to watch’ for Dispute Resolution: Class Actions and Dispute Resolution: Litigation in […]

W+K promotes 34 lawyers, including 3 partners, across its Australian offices

Wotton + Kearney, Australasia’s leading insurance and risk law firm, has announced the promotion of 34 lawyers across the firm, effective 1 January 2024. This includes 3 new partners, 10 special counsel, 9 senior associates and 12 associates across its offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The firm’s promotions are reflective of […]

Wotton + Kearney recognised for 12th year in a row as a leading insurance law firm in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024

Wotton + Kearney, Australasia’s leading insurance and risk law firm, achieved 18 practice and lawyer rankings across its Australia and New Zealand offices in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2024. This includes a new ranking for Data Protection Asia-Pacific, reflecting the firm’s increased focus on this practice area. This is the 12th year in a row […]

Wotton + Kearney continues to grow cyber advisory practice with special counsel

Wotton + Kearney is pleased to announce the continued growth of its advisory arm of the firm’s Cyber & Technology practice with the hire of special counsel, Nick Martin. Nick joins the firm from EY Law after previously spending a decade in MinterEllison’s technology practice. Nick specialises in cybersecurity and technology law, including major cyber […]

Wotton + Kearney boosts health practice with hire of Melbourne partner

Wotton + Kearney is pleased to announce the continued growth of its health law practice with the hire of partner Edward Smith. Edward joins the firm’s Melbourne office from Lander & Rogers. Edward is a health law specialist with over 10 years’ experience representing public health services and health practitioners in the full range of […]

Wotton + Kearney recognised as one of Australia’s fastest-growing law firms

Wotton + Kearney has been recognised as one of the fastest-growing law firms in Australia in Australasian Lawyer’s ‘Fast Firms of 2023’. Australasian Lawyer said this year’s fastest-growing law firms have distinguished themselves in the dynamic legal field by: taking a holistic approach to accelerate their operations while maintaining high-quality work and client service; focusing […]

Wotton + Kearney opens Christchurch office

Following the success of our hubs in Christchurch Ōtautahi and Tauranga, we are pleased to announce W+K has opened its third New Zealand office in Christchurch. Our new office will be open for business on 4 September 2023. The local team will include senior lawyer, Laura Glasson, and Joseph Lill, who is joining the firm […]