Caitlin is an associate at the Wotton + Kearney Wellington office.  Caitlin works in a range of insurance areas, focusing on professional negligence, cyber + data protection, product liability and subrogated recoveries.

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

Caitlin takes a commercial approach to her work, focusing on achieving resolution at the earliest stage.

Professional Liability

  • Advising and assisting with professional negligence claims against design and construction professionals in leaky building and defect claims in the High Court.
  • 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.
  • Assisting defence and settlement of proceedings brought against engineers, architects and surveyors involving high value residential and commercial buildings.

Cyber + Data Protection

  • Aiding in the defence and mitigation of loss for insureds following cybercrime, including phishing email attacks and malware.
  • Advising on the effects of cyber insurance policies following instances of cybercrime.
  • Advising on privacy issues arising out of cybercrime.

Subrogated Recoveries

  • Assisting on large scale subrogated recovery involving multi-jurisdictional issues.
  • Pursuing subrogated recovery claims for insurers and insureds, including recoveries arising out of forest fires and product damage.


  • 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.

Product Liability

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

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

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