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Wotton + Kearney, Australasia’s leading insurance and risk law firm, achieved 18 practice and lawyer rankings across its Australia and New Zealand offices in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2024. This includes a new ranking for Data Protection Asia-Pacific, reflecting the firm’s increased focus on this practice area.

This is the 12th year in a row Wotton + Kearney has been ranked as a Band 1 Insurance Law Firm in Australia, with clients saying: “The experience, depth and breadth of Wotton + Kearney’s team is second to none.”

Clients also point to the impressive way the firm handles matters: “the way they cater to the client’s needs, resolving matters in a timely manner and showing their expertise in different specialised areas of law.”

In regard to Wotton + Kearney’s Data Protection offering, clients say: “I have found the Cyber team at Wotton + Kearney to be one of the best firms to work with in regards to cyber incidents and they shine in particular with incidents involving ransomware, nation-state attacks, or other complex incidents.”

Individual rankings across the firm include:


  • Adam Chylek – Insurance, Band 3
  • Andrew Moore – Insurance, Band 2
  • Belinda Henningham – Insurance, Band 4
  • Cain Jackson – Insurance, Band 1
  • David Kearney – Insurance, Eminent Practitioner
  • Naraya Lamart – Shipping, Up and Coming
  • Richard Leder – TMT: Media, Band 2

New Zealand

  • Andrew Moore – Insurance, Up and Coming
  • Antony Holden – Insurance, Band 1
  • Caroline Laband – Insurance, Band 2
  • Mathew Francis – Insurance, Band 4
  • Misha Henaghan – Insurance, Up and Coming
  • Neil Beadle – Shipping, Band 1
  • Peter Leman – Insurance, Band 2
  • Sophie Lucas – Insurance, Band 4

The Chambers rankings are based on a combination of research and client feedback, and are assessed on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.

W+K’s full rankings in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2024 can be found here.