Wotton + Kearney

Insurance Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Respected for its proven track record and wide-ranging expertise in complex insurance disputes. The group is recognised in particular for its handling of high-profile litigation, including professional indemnity disputes. It is also noted for its efficacy advising insurers on new policy wording.

Strengths Market commentators praise the team highly, one noting: "They achieve good outcomes for clients and have a good reputation. They are very good at assessing where the client is at and work well with insurers."

Another interviewee comments: "They have an excellent insurance knowledge."

Work highlights Advised Ando Insurance on expert investigations and on conducting a recovery against a third party contractor whose negligence is suspected of being the cause of a fire that resulted in NZD5 million worth of damage to car dealership Max Pennington.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Antony Holden is instructed by insurers and reinsurers on property and financial claims. A client comments: "He immerses himself in the technical aspects of the case and both his strategic approach and flexibility are very impressive."