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Wotton + Kearney opens Canberra office

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Specialist law firm, Wotton + Kearney (W+K), has recruited insurance lawyer Catherine Power and her team from Sparke Helmore as it plans to open its eighth office in Australia, based in Canberra.

Most members of the eight-person team will join the law firm from August 1 and move into the Canberra office when it is expected to be open in September.

“We have been keen to grow our government and insurance practice to support our clients in Canberra for some time but didn’t want to do so without the right team and leader to spearhead our move,” W+K Chief Executive Partner David Kearney said.

The acquisition continues the law firm’s strong regional push after it opened its Adelaide office in May of this year. That move also acquired Sparke Helmore talent Lani Carter as part of its team.

“With Catherine and our new team in Canberra, and with our recent office opening in Adelaide, we now offer our clients unrivalled insurance law coverage across the ANZ region,” Mr Kearney said.

Wotton + Kearney now has more than 340 dedicated insurance lawyers, including 62 partners, across offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland, and Wellington.