Wotton + Kearney continues growth with construction partner in Melbourne

Leading insurance and risk law firm Wotton + Kearney has continued its growth trajectory with the hire of partner Sarah Metcalfe. Sarah joins the firm’s Melbourne office from Clyde & Co. Sarah is an experienced insurance disputes lawyer, and specialises in complex, multi-party building and construction disputes. She has represented various building and construction professionals, […]

Wotton + Kearney promotes 33 lawyers, including 4 partners, across Asia Pacific

Leading insurance and risk law firm Wotton + Kearney has announced the promotion of 33 lawyers across the firm, effective 1 July 2024. This includes four new partners, nine special counsel, 10 senior associates and 10 associates across its offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Christchurch and Wellington. The firm’s mid-year promotions are […]

Wotton + Kearney officially opens Asia hub in Singapore

Wotton + Kearney officially opened its Singapore office this week, establishing itself as a major legal player in insurance and risk across the Asia Pacific region. Wotton + Kearney’s Asia move represents a first for an Australian-domiciled insurance and risk law firm. Wotton + Kearney’s Asia practice will be led by managing partner Ben Nicholson, […]

Wotton + Kearney strengthens workplace practice with addition of Melbourne partner

Leading insurance and risk law firm Wotton + Kearney has strengthened its Workplace practice with the hire of partner Laura Gavan. Laura joins from HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and will head up Wotton + Kearney’s employment law offering in Melbourne. Laura brings over 11 years of experience in workplace relations and safety law, with a focus […]

Wotton + Kearney awarded 2025 “Law Firm of the Year” for insurance law in Best Law Firms – Australia

Wotton + Kearney has been recognised in the inaugural Best Law Firms – Australia awards as 2025 “Law Firm of the Year” for insurance law. The “Law Firm of the Year” designation recognises firms for their outstanding overall performance, professionalism and expertise within a specific practice area of the legal industry. In addition, we received […]

Wotton + Kearney shortlisted in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Wotton + Kearney, Australasia’s leading insurance and risk law firm, has been shortlisted in the Chambers Asia-Pacific diversity and inclusion awards, which celebrate the hard work and achievements of organisations and individuals who are furthering the advancement of diversity, inclusion, and pro bono across the region. Firms were judged on five main criteria: breadth, commitment, […]

Wotton + Kearney launches game-changing AI solution for Australian legal industry

After an extensive search across multiple AI platforms, Wotton + Kearney has become the first Australian law firm to adopt Cicero, the first fully private generative AI tool developed specifically for the Australian legal industry. Developed by Australian AI solution provider Automatise, Cicero is the first legal AI solution that is fully private, meaning all […]

Wotton + Kearney launches aviation practice with hire of special counsel in Melbourne

Wotton + Kearney, Australasia’s leading insurance and risk law firm, has launched an aviation practice with the hire of special counsel James Cooper. James joins the firm from Clyde & Co and is based in the firm’s Melbourne office. James specialises in aviation, maritime and energy law and brings a wealth of international sector knowledge […]

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 […]