11 promoted through the ranks at W+K

By Emma Ryan|19 December 2018

Wotton + Kearney has promoted 11 senior lawyers as 2018 nears its close.

Two new partners have been named, as well as four special counsel and five senior associates, with all assuming their new roles 1 January 2019.


The new partners are Sydney-based Lesley Woodmore and Stan Tsaridis. Ms Woodmore advises clients across a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, construction and infrastructure, and property and energy, with general liability and financial lines claims, while Mr Tsaridis works within the firm’s Sydney General Liability team, with a speciality in defending public liability claims for government departments and retail shopping centre owners. 

The new special counsel have been confirmed as Melbourne-based Bhrig Chauhan, Sydney-based Dean Pinto, Auckland-based Hugh King and Brisbane-based Scott Macoun. 


Meanwhile, those promoted to senior associate are Melbourne-based Jackson Pannam, Sydney-based Joseph Vermiglio, Auckland-based Julia Whitehead, Wellington-based Natasha Cannon and Sydney-based Sam McNally.

David Kearney, Wotton + Kearney chief executive partner, congratulated the lawyers on their promotion.

“We are delighted to have a group of such talented professionals working with us,” Mr Kearney said.

“With these promotions, we are recognising their strong client relationships, technical excellence, client service commitment and diversity of thought. We are sure that they will excel in their new roles and further deepen our relationships with many of our key clients and the insurance community.

“I congratulate them on their success.”

11 promoted through the ranks at W+K
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