Founded in 2002, Wotton + Kearney has become one of Australia’s undisputed leading legal advisers to the insurance industry.
We provide our clients with accurate policy advice and first-class dispute resolution services across all policy types and in every market sector. They turn to us when they face the most valuable, reputation-breaking and highly complex matters, as well as to achieve efficient, quality results in high volume portfolios.
In Australia, we have 32 Partners and more than 200 team members across offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Wotton + Kearney is one of New Zealand’s known leaders in insurance law, evidenced by our Tier 1 ranking with The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and winning Specialist Insurance Law Firm of the Year at the NZ Law Awards for the fourth time in five years. Our team’s reputation makes us the ‘go to’ firm in New Zealand for the majority of global and London market insurers as well as local brokers and corporate insureds.
In New Zealand, we have 10 Partners and more than 20 team members across offices in Auckland and Wellington.
NSW Court of Appeal requires actual subjective intent to cause injury to exclude operation of the CLA
On 18 November 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Dickson v Northern Lakes Rugby League Sport & Recreation Club Inc  NSWCA 294. Wotton + Kearney acted for the Northern Lakes Rugby League Sport & Recreation Club Inc and Brendan Fletcher in their successful defence of the appeal proceedings. The decision provides direction for the first time on how s.3B(1)(a) of the CLA is to be ...