W+K retains top Chambers Asia-Pacific insurance ranking

Wotton + Kearney has been recognised as a Band 1 insurance law firm in Australia for the ninth consecutive year in the 2021 Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific rankings, and has retained its long-standing Band 2 position in New Zealand. Nine of the firm’s senior lawyers were also individually rated. Chambers says Wotton + Kearney is known for […]

Wotton + Kearney announces a further 17 senior promotions

Wotton + Kearney is delighted to announce our most recent senior promotions in Australia and New Zealand, including two new partners – Angela Winkler and James Clohesy – and 15 senior lawyers, effective 1 January 2021. The latest promotions take the firm’s numbers to 44 partners and more than 220 dedicated insurance lawyers. Wotton + […]

Australian W+K APIG Scholarship winner announced

APIG and Wotton + Kearney are delighted to announce that Nikolce Stojcevski, Senior Underwriter – Financial Institutions at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, has won the 2020 Australian W+K APIG Scholarship. Nik’s submission was selected from a high calibre of entrants for his well-considered views on the SME insurance market, and how consolidating data across the industry […]

Wotton + Kearney appoints Non-Executive Chair

Wotton + Kearney has appointed David Nathan as its first Non-Executive Chair, effective 1 December 2020. His appointment follows an extensive market search and the firm’s move to an incorporated model in July 2019. David is an experienced Chair and NED with a demonstrated history of working across many industries, including insurance, professional services and […]

W+K APIG Scholarship – Australian submissions now open

Wotton + Kearney is pleased to continue our partnership with the APIG National Committee to offer the W+K APIG Scholarship, supporting the career development of young APIG members practising in financial lines insurance in Australia. For five years, the annual scholarship has recognised outstanding contribution and talent in our industry and connected the successful candidate […]

Inclusion in the insurance industry – 2020 report released

Wotton + Kearney has again joined forces with ANZIIF, Liberty Specialty Markets and SURA to investigate how experiences of workplace inclusion are affecting the insurance industry. This year, more than 600 respondents shared their views on inclusion to help inform the final report Local Voice, Global Impact: Deep Dive on Inclusion Survey 2020 which was […]

Wotton + Kearney expands liability senior team – with more to come

Wotton + Kearney has appointed James Clohesy, a highly regarded insurance liability specialist, as Special Counsel in its Sydney office. James is known for his excellent work in advising on property and construction third party claims, as well as intentional torts, general and product liability matters. James, who will be joined by two more colleagues […]

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 […]

W+K sponsors insurance industry survey on inclusion and COVID-19 work from home impacts

Wotton + Kearney is again joining forces with ANZIIF, SURA and Liberty Specialty Markets to investigate how experiences of workplace inclusion are affecting the insurance industry. In 2019 we surveyed the industry on how inclusion is experienced by diverse people working in the insurance and risk industry. The findings in our Deep Dive on Inclusion […]

Wotton + Kearney attracts highly regarded property, construction and energy team from Sparke Helmore

A team of highly regarded insurance lawyers is set to join Wotton + Kearney’s pre-eminent Property, Construction and Energy team from Sparke Helmore. The team includes partner Wes Rose, special counsel Anthony Mangafas, senior associates Marnie Hasler and James Sutherland, and associates Dena Patterson, Ryan Owens and Tshering Lama. “Our Property, Construction and Energy team […]