David is a solicitor in Wotton + Kearney’s Auckland office. David provides advice on matters relating to Professional Indemnity and Construction. He assists senior lawyers and partners in a range of insurance areas, with a strong focus on professional indemnity.

David has assisted with advising insured professionals on a wide range of professional negligence claims, including matters involving architects, solicitors, builders and engineers, as well as assisting on matters relating to medico-legal claims.

Professional Indemnity

  • Assisting in the defence of proceedings brought against solicitors, including where complaints to the New Zealand Law Society have been made, as well as High Court proceedings.
  • Assisting in the defence of insured professionals involved in leaky building and defect claims relating to large apartment buildings.
  • Assisting in the defence of medical and health practitioners in the Health and Disability Commission, Human Rights Review Tribunal and Coronial Court.
  • Assisting on negligence claims brought against real estate agents before a range of disciplinary bodies.

Subrogated Recoveries

  • Assisting in the subrogation recovery of roof damage caused to a small commercial building.

Product Liability

  • Assisting with a complex product liability claim involving multiple third parties.
Areas of Expertise
  • Product Liability + Recall
  • Professional Liability
  • Subrogated Recoveries

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Professions + Business Services
  • Technology + Cyber

Professional Affiliations
  • Member of Young Insurance Professionals