Wotton + Kearney is pleased to announce the continued growth of its advisory arm of the firm’s Cyber & Technology practice with the hire of special counsel, Nick Martin. Nick joins the firm from EY Law after previously spending a decade in MinterEllison’s technology practice.

Nick specialises in cybersecurity and technology law, including major cyber risk management advice and technology projects. He has extensive experience across cyber readiness, data and privacy risk and compliance, commercial contracts, telecommunications, technology procurement, supply chain risk, outsourcing and intellectual property advice.

His initial focus will be on providing Cyber Readiness advice, data advisory and privacy advice, and strategic technology legal advice (including contract reviews/renegotiations).

Also joining the firm’s Cyber +Technology practice this week is Senior Associate James Stavridis, who will be working closely with the team on technology liability claims and recoveries arising from cyber claims.

Kieran Doyle, Head of Cyber & Technology, Wotton + Kearney said:

“Nick brings a wealth of legal risk advisory experience to the practice and his appointment continues to strengthen our front-end cyber capability. We’re very excited to welcome him to the team.”

Nick Martin, special counsel, Wotton + Kearney said:

“I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and forward-looking firm and look forward to helping take the Cyber & Technology advisory practice to the next level.”

In January, the firm brought across a commercial litigation team led by Richard Leder OAM, followed by two new partners in Adelaide later that month. In March, partner Amanda Beattie joined the firm as Head of Class Actions, and in June the firm promoted 34 lawyers, including four to partner. In August, the firm opened an office in Christchurch, its third in New Zealand, and most recently in October the firm expanded its health law practice with the hire of partner Edward Smith.

Founded in 2002, Wotton + Kearney has grown from two partners to 76 partners and over 360 lawyers across offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.