Wotton + Kearney (W+K) ends 2020 with further 17 senior promotions in Australia and New Zealand, including two new partners. The appointment spree follows 13 senior promotions, including four partners, in July this year.
With the latest promotions, including those of new partners Angela Winkler and James Clohesy, W+K now has 44 partners and over 220 insurance lawyers.
Winkler is an experienced general liability specialist who has been with W+K since her first year as a lawyer. She also advises on personal injury claims, as well as property damage and professional indemnity claims.
Meanwhile, Clohesy joined W+K earlier this year and specialises in property and construction third-party claims, as well as intentional torts, general, and product liability issues.
The other promoted senior lawyers are:
- Special Counsel – Emma Bray (General Liability, Brisbane), Emily Payne (General Liability, Melbourne), Natalie Bountros (General Liability, Sydney), Andrea Carnuccio (General Liability, Sydney), Patrick Thompson (General Liability, Sydney), Luke Vincent (Financial Lines, Sydney), and James Dymock (Financial Lines, Auckland).
- Senior Associate – Sasha Davey (Financial Lines, Brisbane), Samantha Younane (Financial Lines, Melbourne), Tully Anders (General Liability, Melbourne), Sophie Crowther (General Liability, Melbourne), Diviij Vijayakumar (General Liability, Perth), Bridget Carpenter (General Liability, Sydney), Ryan Owens (Property & Energy, Sydney), and Kate Wills (Medico-Legal/Employment, Wellington).
The latest appointments reflect the firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion as 59% of the lawyers appointed to new senior roles are women.
W+K chief executive partner David Kearney commented: “These senior promotions, which are across all of our offices and practice groups, together with the 13 promotions we made in July this year, reflect W+K's commitment to offering our clients deeper expertise. With our people-first culture, we do this by recognising emerging talent and growing our ranks of senior specialists in key insurance lines.”