Gemma Dehn and Richard Johnson (pictured) have been promoted to special counsel. Ms Dehn practices in the firm’s Sydney office with a focus on professional indemnity, D&O, construction and ISR claims, while Mr Johnson is based in Melbourne and advises insurers on public and product liability, property damage claims, as well as pursuing subrogated recoveries.
In addition, Jason Chew, Lauren Fieldus, John Fogg, Dean Pinto and Anita Smith have all been promoted to senior associate.
Joanne Wakely also joined Wotton + Kearney this month from WHL Legal as a senior associate to the firm’s new Perth office. Ms Wakely has experience in personal injury law and also practices in commercial litigation and general insurance law.