Wotton + Kearney adds special counsel

By Jerome Doraisamy|28 September 2020
James Clohesy

International firm Wotton + Kearney has expanded its insurance liability team with a special counsel appointment, noting that more senior hires are to come.

W+K has hired insurance liability specialist James Clohesy as its newest special counsel. He will be working in the firm’s Sydney office.


Speaking about his new role, Mr Clohesy – whom W+K described as being “known for his excellent work in advising on property and construction third-party claims, as well as intentional torts, general and product liability matters” – said he was “excited” to be joining the firm.

“I’ve been really impressed by the calibre of the liability team, its collaborative approach to achieving outcomes for its clients and the firm’s people-first culture,” he said.


W+K general liability practice group leader Charles Simon added that Mr Clohesy would be an “outstanding addition” to the firm’s rapidly growing liability team.

“Our growth story is driven by our ongoing desire to ensure we always have the best lawyers available to provide outstanding service to our clients. James’ expertise, combined with that of our wider national liability team, will ensure Wotton + Kearney continues to respond to the needs of the insurance market,” he foreshadowed.

“We’ll be announcing more senior appointments joining our national liability team in the coming months.” 

Also joining W+K, alongside Mr Clohesy, are lawyers Jesse Pereira and Laura O'Toole.

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