Areas of Expertise

Restructuring & insolvency, Pre insolvency advice, Security enforcement, Administrations, Investigations & advice, Bankruptcy, Insolvency, Bankruptcy litigation and defence, Dealings with Administrators and Bankruptcy Trustees

Norman has more than 25 years' experience in dispute resolution and litigation, banking and finance, corporate insolvency, and bankruptcy.

Norman acts for a number of major insolvency accountants and financial institutions, and has been an adviser in a number of Victoria's large insolvency administrations. He also regularly acts for major corporate clients in complex litigation.

Norman's approach is to work closely with his clients in any matter, particularly in identifying their key commercial imperatives. He will then tailor his advice and focus his dispute resolution strategies around a client's major objectives.

The time, energy, and cost involved in the litigation process can cause businesses to lose focus on their day-to-day operations. In many cases, Norman has worked with his clients to explore alternative dispute resolution processes with a view to more efficiently and promptly resolve their disputes.

In addition, Norman works with his clients to identify risks in their businesses and advises them on how to minimise their exposure thereby, where possible, reducing the likelihood of disputes arising.

In 2019, Norman was appointed as a panel member of the disciplinary tribunal of Football Victoria, which is the governing body for football (soccer) in Victoria.

What others say

"Leading Lawyer – Australia, Insolvency and Reorganisation Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2016 – 2024
"Recommended Lawyer – Victoria, Commercial Litigation & Disputes Resolution"
Doyle's Guide 2019
"Recommended Lawyer – Victoria, Insolvency & Restructuring"
Doyle's Guide 2018 – 2022

Experience

IPO Wealth Group of Companies

Acting for the Liquidators of the IPO Wealth Group of Companies in the recovery of assets relating to a $80 million unregistered management scheme.

Cash Converters Pty Ltd

Acting for Cash Converters Pty Ltd in the defence of a class action relating to two finance products marketed in New South Wales.

Recovery of assets

Acting for the Liquidators of a large suburban golf club in both the recovery of assets and the determination of various complex creditor claims.

Liquidators

Acting for the Liquidators of a large dairy products brokering business including in relation to the public examination of its directors.

Liquidator of a motor vehicle dealership

Acting for the Liquidator of a motor vehicle dealership in Victoria in all aspects of the administration.

Chain of retailers

Acting in a shareholders dispute relating to the ownership of an Australia-wide chain of retailers.