Wotton + Kearney continues to grow cyber advisory practice with special counsel

Wotton + Kearney is pleased to announce the continued growth of its advisory arm of the firm’s Cyber & Technology practice with the hire of special counsel, Nick Martin. Nick joins the firm from EY Law after previously spending a decade in MinterEllison’s technology practice. Nick specialises in cybersecurity and technology law, including major cyber […]

Get to know Thomas Cavanagh, new partner and financial services specialist

What made you decide to become a lawyer? Other than the usual desire to argue a point with everyone and shows like Boston Legal (aged very poorly, I know), I like the fact that the law is not actually made up of rigid principles but rather can be moulded to suit particular circumstances, and that’s […]

Wotton + Kearney boosts health practice with hire of Melbourne partner

Wotton + Kearney is pleased to announce the continued growth of its health law practice with the hire of partner Edward Smith. Edward joins the firm’s Melbourne office from Lander & Rogers. Edward is a health law specialist with over 10 years’ experience representing public health services and health practitioners in the full range of […]

Wotton + Kearney recognised as one of Australia’s fastest-growing law firms

Wotton + Kearney has been recognised as one of the fastest-growing law firms in Australia in Australasian Lawyer’s ‘Fast Firms of 2023’. Australasian Lawyer said this year’s fastest-growing law firms have distinguished themselves in the dynamic legal field by: taking a holistic approach to accelerate their operations while maintaining high-quality work and client service; focusing […]

Wotton + Kearney opens Christchurch office

Following the success of our hubs in Christchurch Ōtautahi and Tauranga, we are pleased to announce W+K has opened its third New Zealand office in Christchurch. Our new office will be open for business on 4 September 2023. The local team will include senior lawyer, Laura Glasson, and Joseph Lill, who is joining the firm […]

W+K’s Wellington team is on the move!

Wotton + Kearney is moving to new premises in Wellington from Monday 21 August 2023 to accommodate our growing team. Our new office is located in the heart of Wellington at: Level 12, 342 Lambton Quay Wellington, Te Whanganui-a-Tara 6011 T: +64 4 499 5589 (same telephone number) View map We are excited about moving […]

W+K promotes 34 lawyers including 4 partners

Wotton + Kearney is pleased to announce 34 lawyer promotions – including four new partners, 11 special counsel and 7 senior associates – effective 1 July 2023. These well-deserved promotions reflect the calibre of the firm’s home-grown talent across key insurance lines and areas of strong growth, including cyber and technology, health, commercial litigation and […]

Get to know partner Georgie Austin, commercial and media litigation specialist

Tell us about your journey to becoming a partner at W+K I am honoured to have joined the partnership at W+K in January this year, following a move with 11 of my colleagues from our previous firm including partner Richard Leder, special counsel Catherine O’Keefe, senior associates Blake Pappas, Jacquie Goodwin, Simone Tagliaferro, associates Renata […]

Get to know partner Amanda Beattie, class actions defence lawyer and commercial litigation specialist

Tell us about your journey to becoming a partner at W+K I joined W+K earlier this year after working at a large firm for many years, including over five years in Hong Kong. I really enjoyed my time there and I was given a number of great opportunities, including working in a hybrid role with […]

Get to know Nicole Gabryk, new partner and cyber insurance specialist

In our latest Q&A with our recently appointed partners, we get to know Sydney-based cyber and technology specialist, Nicole Gabryk, a key member of W+K’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Security team. Tell us about your journey to becoming a partner at Wotton + Kearney. I moved from South Africa to Australia in late 2021 and […]