Wotton + Kearney
Founded in 2002, W+K has grown from two partners to be one of Australasia’s undisputed leaders in the provision of legal services to the insurance industry with more than 200 specialist insurance lawyers across offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in Australia, and Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand.
We are the only insurance law firm that has geographic coverage across the Australasian region and through our international alliance with our insurance law partners in Legalign Global, we provide our clients with global reach and deep local knowledge and capabilities into the issues that matter for them.
We provide our clients with accurate policy advice and first-class dispute resolution services across all policy types and in every market sector. We are the trusted advisors when insurers and their customers are faced with the most valuable, reputation-breaking, highly complex matters. Our efficient matter management practices provide commercial, efficient resolutions to high-volume lower value commodity claims. In all cases, we take a considered yet practical and predictive approach to claims management.
Clients come to us because we know insurance, we deliver outstanding client service and have consistently demonstrated excellence in solving a wide variety of insurance disputes. Our clients rank us as leaders in insurance law, evidenced in our Band 1 position Chambers Asia Pacific for every year since 2015 and as a Top Tier firm in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Our clients include some of the world’s largest insurers and re-insurers participating in the Australasia insurance markets, together with a number of Australia and New Zealand’s largest blue-chip corporates that manage large under deductible insurance programs or self insure their business risks.
Many of our clients are Lloyd’s syndicates writing insurance business in our region either directly or through coverholders and we have a detailed understanding of the unique Lloyds insurance market. We also assist local underwriting agencies, insurance brokers, TPA’s and other insurance market participants.
We provide our insurer clients’ customers with the same level of client service we convey to insurers as we understand the significant reputational risk at stake in many of the disputes we are retained to resolve. Whether big or small businesses, we have built excellent relationships with many corporates across various industries through provision of legal services to those companies.