Clyde & Co has reclaimed an insurance team from Australian firm Wotton + Kearney, less than two years after the majority left to join the Australian rival. 

The firm has hired a seven-lawyer team from Wotton, led by insurance partner Tim Searle, who all join the Perth office. In addition to the seven, there are a further two new recruits joining as associates bringing the total to nine, the firm said on Thursday.