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.
There have been three recent cases involving abuse matters that provide further guidance on how the courts are addressing some key liability, damages and limitation issues. These issues include: the need for specific evidence about the level of impact of limitation periods in considering applications to set aside settlements in institutional abuse matters the importance of clearly articulated causes of action in pleadings the way damages are assessed when there ...