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Insurance firm posts record partnership growth

Insurance firm posts record partnership growth

Partnership, handshake, growth

An Australian insurance law firm has announced its strongest ever partnership growth.

Wotton + Kearney recently announced nine promotions, including four to its partnership.

Katie Shanks (pictured below), Suzanne Craig, Greg Carruthers-Smith and William Robinson are the firm’s new partners, representing the most significant partnership growth in its history. Ms Shanks, Ms Craig and Mr Carruthers-Smith are based in Sydney, while Mr Robinson is based in Perth.

Ms Shanks has experience in Australia and New Zealand as coverage and defence counsel on a range of professional indemnity and finance lines claims. She was part of Wotton + Kearney’s project team working on matters to do with the New Zealand earthquakes.

Ms Craig specialises in professional indemnity, management liability and directors and officers’ claims. She has completed two secondments with insurers and is highly regarded as a litigator and mentor, according to Wotton + Kearney.

Mr Carruthers-Smith is a general liability specialist who focuses on public sector work. He has experience advising NSW government agencies and statutory corporations on high-profile matters.

Mr Robinson is a specialist in personal injury, building and occupational health and safety disputes, public and occupiers’ liability, and property damage claims. He is now the head of the general liability team in Wotton + Kearney’s Perth office.

“We would like to congratulate all nine lawyers on their promotions and thank them for their ongoing and significant contribution to the firm,” said chief executive partner David Kearney.

“We would like to especially welcome Suzanne, Katie, Greg and William to the partnership, acknowledging that each of them have excelled across a broad range of criteria including technical excellence, client relationships and living our values.

“While each has been promoted on merit, we are particularly delighted to be promoting two more female partners and another part-time partner to our partnership team, all of whom will add to the diversity of our leadership group.”

Wotton + Kearney also appointed Hope Saloustros, Ed O’Brien, Elizabeth Conlan and Karina Mandinga special counsel, while Tom Cavanagh was appointed senior associate.

Mr Kearney told Lawyers Weekly recently that the firm has experienced growth in several practice areas off the back of its alliance with three other insurance firms around the world.

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