Norman is a commercial litigator who undertakes complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on corporate, property, trade practices and contractual disputes. He has acted both for major corporate clients and government clients in such matters.
Norman has extensive experience in all aspects of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration, expert determination and mediation. He has also acted for clients in investigations and inquiries conducted by regulatory authorities such as ASIC, ICAC, the Australian Crime Commission and in Royal Commissions. Norman has been recognised in directories including Best Lawyers for ADR and Litigation since 2015.
Acted for Deloitte in its defence of auditor negligence proceedings in the Federal Court.
Acted for Optus in judicial review proceedings commenced by Telstra concerning access determinations made by the ACCC.
Fitch Ratings Inc.
Acted for Fitch Ratings Inc. in its defence of a Federal Court class action proceeding concerning the rating of synthetic collateralised debt obligations.
Department of Communities and Justice
Acted for Department of Communities and Justice in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Defending a claim in the NSW Supreme Court brought by scores of investors who lost funds at the hands of a fraudster.
Acting on a major telecommunications network access matter
We advised Optus in its successful defence against Telstra relating to access to the Telstra copper network
Ready and responsive: Maddocks launches guide to Royal Commissions and inquiries
Maddocks has launched Ready & Responsive: A Guide to Royal Commissions, Inquiries and Investigations
Maddocks advises Optus in copper network access matter
Maddocks has advised Optus on successful defence against Telstra to higher rates for access to Telstra copper network
High Court confirms media outlets are liable for defamatory Facebook comments
High Court confirms media outlets who post articles on social media are liable for third-party defamatory comments
New South Wales enacts Defamation Act Amendment
Important changes to defamation law have been introduced in New South Wales via the Defamation Amendment Act 2020 No 16