Awards & Recognition

  • Recognised in multiple directories, including Best Lawyers for ADR and Litigation, since 2015
  • Recommended Dispute Resolution: Litigation Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023)

About Norman

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.

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 also has a substantial practice for a Commonwealth Government agency in administrative law matters in the AAT and for the State of New South Wales in historic abuse claims.


  • NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority

    Acting as solicitors assisting the Bell Inquiry into The Star casino under sections 30 and 141 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW), into whether the operator was suitable to hold the casino licence.

  • Deloitte

    Acted for Deloitte in its defence of auditor negligence proceedings in the Federal Court.

  • State of NSW

    Acts for various NSW government departments in numerous claims (both litigated and unlitigated) alleging historic sexual and physical abuse.

  • 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.

  • Macquarie Bank

    Defending a claim in the NSW Supreme Court brought by scores of investors who lost funds at the hands of a fraudster.

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