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W+K attracts top financial lines insurance team in Perth

A team of five highly talented and well recognised insurance lawyers, known for their expertise in financial lines, property and energy, has joined Wotton + Kearney’s growing Perth team. The team, led by Partner Tim Searle, joins W+K from Clyde & Co and comprises three Senior Associates Jade Macukat, Alex Gregg and Gemma Cooper and Associate Alex Ward-Noonan.

When announcing the news, Firm Chairman David Kearney said: Wotton + Kearney is proud of the reputation we have built in financial lines over time. With Tim and his senior team, we are very well placed to develop that reputation further and can now confidently offer the same high level of expertise nationally which is critical for many of our clients in the Australian and London markets.”

Tim Searle is market-recognised for his expertise in both the Australian domestic market and also the Lloyd’s market in professional indemnity (construction and engineering), D&O, public and product liability, property (construction works) and energy, oil and gas insurance. Tim has lived and practiced in both Australia and the UK and has managed claims across six continents, including in the U.S.

The addition of Tim’s team continues the growth story for W+K in Perth. Since the office opened in 2015, its highly respected general liability team has grown significantly under the leadership of Partner William Robinson. William Robinson commented that: “Tim has an excellent reputation in the WA market and is well known to many of Wotton + Kearney’s existing clients. He and his team are truly complementary to our existing general liability team and we are excited to have them join us. Our combined Perth team is now 24 people strong.”

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