Avram Lum - Relativity Expert

Wotton + Kearney’s Relativity Expert

Avram Lum, Wotton + Kearney’s eDiscovery and Cyber Forensic Manager, has achieved Relativity Expert status by gaining his Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA), and Relativity Analytics Specialist and Relativity Processing Specialist certifications. He is now one of a small number of people in Australia formally recognised as a Relativity Expert. Congratulations Avram! Read more about W+K’s […]

W+K promotes 25 lawyers in Australia and New Zealand

We are pleased to announce 25 lawyer promotions in Australia and New Zealand, including five new partners, two special counsel and 13 senior associates, effective 1 July 2022. In our 20th year, it is wonderful to see Wotton + Kearney continuing to grow so strongly. The promotion of new partners Cassandra Wills (Brisbane), Patrick Thompson […]

Former Telstra Networks & IT specialist joins W+K’s Cyber, Privacy + Data Security team

W+K is delighted to welcome Madga Blanch-de Wilt as a Special Counsel in our Cyber, Privacy + Data Security team. Magda, who was formerly the Legal Business Partner, Networks & IT at Telstra, is a leading technology lawyer who specialises in cybersecurity, data and technology law, including pre-breach, risk mitigation and ESG and governance issues. […]

Wotton + Kearney announces partnership with Straight Bat

Wotton + Kearney has entered a partnership with investment firm Straight Bat. This move will assist us to accelerate our ambitious client solutions and growth objectives. Straight Bat is taking a minority stake in Wotton + Kearney, providing insight and governance with two non-executive board appointments and injecting equity and corporate expertise into our business. […]

Wotton + Kearney expands into Adelaide

Wotton + Kearney has opened an office in Adelaide, continuing its growth trajectory and expanding its footprint into seven cities across Australia and New Zealand. The small Adelaide team will be led by Financial Lines Partner Nick Lux. Nick will spend his time between his home town of Adelaide and Melbourne. He will be joined […]

Wotton + Kearney commits to ‘20 Actions for 20 Years’

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, Wotton + Kearney is committing to making ‘20 Actions for 20 Years’  that will make the firm a better and more responsible business. The 20 Actions for 20 Years Project promises to create a lasting legacy for the firm in the areas that its people think are most important today […]

Advisen Cyber Risk Awards nominations for three Legalign Global firms

Our congratulations go to W+K’s Kieran Doyle who has been nominated as Cyber Risk Person of the Year (Rest of the World category) in the prestigious 2022 Advisen Cyber Risk Awards. Also nominated are our Legalign Global colleagues at Wilson Elser (Cyber Law Firm of the Year) and DAC Beachcroft’s Hans Allnutt (Cyber Risk Person […]

29 from W+K recognised in Best Lawyers 2023

Wotton + Kearney is pleased to have 29 senior lawyers featured in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers Australia and New Zealand released this week. We received 46 listings in total across a range of insurance law, litigation and industry specific categories. Recognition in Best Lawyers is based on peer review and feedback from leading […]

Four senior New Zealand lawyers recognised as Rising Stars

W+K is pleased to announce that four of our senior lawyers have been named as Rising Stars 2022 by NZ Lawyer in their latest report released today. The Rising Stars Report recognises excellence in young lawyers in New Zealand and those who are showing signs of becoming the industry’s future leaders. Alana Lathrope has a […]

New partner for W+K’s Cyber, Privacy and Data Security team

W+K’s Cyber, Privacy and Data Security team has further bolstered its market-leading reputation with the promotion of Wellington-based Joseph Fitzgerald to partner. Joseph, who has worked in both New Zealand and the UK, advises large sporting, health, education and infrastructure bodies, as well as SME and non-profit entities on cyber and data security risks. He […]