NSW Court of Appeal addresses obvious risks in horse racing

In a judgment delivered on 23 July 2020, the NSW Court of Appeal has addressed the nature of obvious risks involved in horse racing using a broad interpretation of s. 5L of the Civil Liability Act. In this article, Charles Simon and Patrick Thompson explain how this decision helps clarify key definitional questions and provides […]

COVID-19 Resource Centre

Wotton + Kearney is committed to keeping our clients informed of the insurance and broader business implications of the coronavirus outbreak. With senior insurance law experts across major policy types and market sectors, we are well placed to provide advice and tailored support in product lines and claims areas we specialise in. On this page […]

COVID-19: Implications for insurers – A Legalign Global Report

The significant impact of the coronavirus pandemic is being felt worldwide. For the insurance sector, the exposures created by the coronavirus are significant as an international event of this size and complexity carries a range of insurance risks, including first party and supply chain business interruption, event cancellation, travel and liability claims. Legalign Global’s alliance […]

Informed Insurance: 2020 Predictions Report

We are pleased to share our latest Legalign Global thought leadership publication, Informed Insurance: 2020 Predictions, which has been launched in our region today. Aimed at supporting the global insurance market in preparing for the opportunities and challenges ahead, the report includes over 80 predictions by senior lawyers at the Legalign Global alliance firms, including Wotton […]

GL Update – key trends and emerging risks in general liability insurance

Welcome to Wotton + Kearney’s GL Update – a snapshot of the key trends and emerging risks in general liability insurance in Australia. In this edition we look at the impact of recent significant matters, including the Lacrosse cladding fire litigation conducted by our Melbourne team, the ongoing risk of concussion claims and prison authority […]

W+K awarded with the ANZIIF 2017 EE Vines Memorial Award

Congratulations to Wotton + Kearney Partners, Charles Simon and Richard Johnson who were awarded with the ANZIIF 2017 EE Vines Memorial Award, for their article “Concussion in Sport: Insurers be Alert, Not Alarmed”. The award has been in place since 1956 and recognises the most meritorious article written by ANZIIF members as selected by the Journal […]

Brain injury in sport: the new ‘asbestos’?

A growing area of risk for underwriters is in the area of delayed onset brain injury related to contact sports. Richard Johnson, Partner at Wotton + Kearney, explores this highly topical issue and the implications for the insurance industry What is delayed onset brain injury? Mike Webster played centre for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the […]