Caitlin is a solicitor at the Wotton + Kearney Wellington office. Caitlin provides support to partners and senior lawyers working in a range of insurance areas, focusing on professional negligence, recoveries and employment practices liability.

Caitlin also assists in representing the interests of medical practitioners before a range of bodies, including the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and the High Court.

Professional Liability

  • Advising and assisting with professional negligence claims against design and construction professionals in leaky building and defect claims in the High Court.
  • ¬†Assisting defence and settlement of proceedings brought against engineers involving high value residential and commercial buildings.
  • Working on professional negligence claims brought against real estate agents before a range of bodies, including the Real Estate Agents Authority and the High Court.
  • Assisting on the successful strike-out of a claim against a solicitor and the recovery of costs awarded.

Employment Practices Liability

  • Assisting partners and senior lawyers in advising insureds in employment disputes where personal grievances have been raised.
  • Operating an employment helpline.

Medico-Legal

  • Assisting the defence of charges brought against practitioners in the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.
  • Assisting with an application for Judicial Review in the High Court of a decision made against a health practitioner by the Health & Disability Commission.

Recoveries

  • Assisting with large scale recoveries arising out of forest fires.

Product Liability

  • Assisting on a large scale product liability claim involving multiple third parties across the supply chain.
Areas of Expertise
  • Directors + Officers Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Medico-legal
  • Product Liability + Recall
  • Professional Liability
  • Subrogated Recoveries

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Industrial + Commercial Property
  • Professions + Business Services

Professional Affiliations
  • New Zealand Insurance Law Association
  • Young Insurance Professionals NZ
  • Wellington Medico-legal Society