Wotton + Kearney announces 14 senior promotions

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Wotton + Kearney announces 14 senior promotions

Specialist insurance law firm Wotton + Kearney (W+K) is ending 2021 with the announcement of 14 senior promotions in Australia and New Zealand, including a new partner, effective January 01, 2022.

The new partner, Ken Grunder (pictured), focuses on personal injury claims, specialising in institutional abuse matters and catastrophic injury claims in Western Australia (WA).

W+K chief executive partner David Kearney has welcomed Grunder’s promotion, adding that he is delighted to see the expertise in the Perth office continue to grow.

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The other promoted senior lawyers are:

  • Special counsel: Natasha Cannon (Wellington), Matthew Elson (General Liability, Melbourne), Naazihah Jamal (Financial Lines, Brisbane), Chris Knight (Financial Lines, Sydney), and Rachel White (Property, Construction & Energy, Sydney).
  • Senior associate: Chris Alevizos (General Liability, Sydney), Jessica Aoun (Property, Construction & Energy, Melbourne), Emmeline Granger (Financial Lines, Melbourne), Brendan Kennedy (Financial Lines, Sydney), Justin Khouri (Property, Construction & Energy, Melbourne), Ryan Loney (Financial Lines, Melbourne), Nadica Mirceska (Financial Lines, Sydney), and Tushka Sridharan (General Liability, Melbourne).

Kearney commented: “I congratulate all of our lawyers on their promotions, which reflect and recognise their talents, contribution, and continued commitment to our clients.”

The recent promotions take the firm’s numbers to 51 partners and over 280 dedicated insurance lawyers.

The announcement follows the firm’s 23 senior promotions (including five partners) in Australia and New Zealand in July, the largest group of senior lawyers ever promoted at one time in the firm’s history.