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 […]

Supporting vulnerable people during the pandemic

I’m pleased to be able to share a feature about Wotton + Kearney’s pro bono work, which was published in the latest edition of Lawyers Weekly. W+K’s Community Footprint program has long focused on providing pro bono and community support in the areas of senior’s rights, domestic violence, homelessness and refugees and people seeking asylum […]

Wotton + Kearney growth boosted with 13 senior promotions

Wotton + Kearney is delighted to announce 13 senior promotions in Australia and New Zealand, including four new partners effective 1 July 2020. The latest promotions take the firm’s numbers to 41 partners and more than 200 dedicated insurance lawyers, with 55% of these being female. The firm’s Australian financial lines senior team is being […]

30 Under 30 recognition for W+K’s David Frew

Wotton + Kearney is pleased to announce senior associate David Frew was named winner of the insurance category at the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 awards held via a virtual black-tie ceremony on 29 May 2020. Lawyers Weekly’s 30 Under 30 is Australia’s largest independent awards program that recognises excellence in young lawyers — those […]

COVID-19 Resource Centre

Wotton + Kearney is committed to keeping our clients informed of the insurance and broader business implications of the coronavirus outbreak. With senior insurance law experts across major policy types and market sectors, we are well placed to provide advice and tailored support in product lines and claims areas we specialise in. On this page […]

How W+K’s pro bono and community partners are providing support to the most vulnerable during COVID-19

In acknowledgement of Law Week 2020, Wotton + Kearney is highlighting the important work that our pro bono and community partners are doing to address the needs of clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In our series of four case studies below we focus on seniors rights, homelessness, domestic violence and refugees. W+K’s Community Footprint program […]