Canadian law firm Alexander Holburn joins Legalign Global alliance of best-in-region insurance firms

Legalign Global announced today the addition of Alexander Holburn, one of Canada’s leading insurance law firms and a member of The ARC Group Canada, to its alliance of best-in-region insurance firms. The addition of Alexander Holburn (AHBL) in Canada means clients will now have access to legal advice across North America, particularly in the areas […]

Natasha Cannon’s star is on the rise in New Zealand

Congratulations to Natasha Cannon, Senior Associate in Wotton + Kearney’s Wellington office, who has been named in NZ Lawyer’s 2021 Rising Stars Report released today. The Rising Stars Report recognises excellence in young lawyers in New Zealand — those who are showing signs of becoming the industry’s future leaders. Natasha was also recently recognised by […]

W+K Community Footprint FY2020 Report

Last year, vulnerable members of our communities needed more help than ever before. Through our Pro Bono and Responsible Business program, Community Footprint, W+K was able to help people experiencing homelessness, refugees and people seeking asylum, people experiencing domestic violence, and the elderly. Our Community Footprint program is a core part of who we are, […]

Wotton + Kearney appoints two new female partners

Wotton + Kearney has appointed two new partners, Chantal van Grieken, a highly regarded general liability practitioner, and Sian Gilbert, an EPL Accredited Specialist. Chantal and Sian, who were formerly with HWL Ebsworth, will join the firm on 1 February 2021. Chantal is known for her expertise in the areas of public liability, workers actions, […]

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. Eight of the firm’s senior lawyers were also individually rated. Chambers says Wotton + Kearney is known […]

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 […]