William has extensive experience acting in litigation and disputes on behalf of government agencies and insured entities. His work primarily involves personal injury and matters where there are allegations of sexual and physical abuse against people working and volunteering in religious, residential and educational institutions, and in the foster care environment.

Before joining Wotton + Kearney, William gained experience working in the litigation and disputes team at an international law firm where he was involved in a range of litigated matters in courts of all levels in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

William has also acted on behalf of plaintiffs in many personal injury actions. This experience gives him valuable insight into the relationship dynamics between plaintiffs and their legal representatives. By understanding this dynamic, William adopts a balanced approach to achieve practical and commercial outcomes for his clients.

  • Conducting extensive liability investigations into government organisations to understand widespread systemic issues of historical sexual and physical abuse.
  • Defending government entities and NGOs in claims arising from historical abuse.
  • Acting for the Department of Communities and Justice regarding allegations of abuse against people working in residential and educational institutions, and in the foster care environment.
  • Acting on behalf of local councils and government agencies in general litigation and defence of personal injury claims.
Areas of Expertise
  • Government
  • Personal Injury

Industry Representation
  • Public Sector + Education

Professional Affiliations
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Law Society of New South Wales