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  • Administrative Law (Merits Review)
  • Commercial Law
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Inquests
  • Personal Injuries

Maree Norton

Maree Norton was called to the Bar in 2010 and since that time has developed a busy and diverse trial and appellate practice in commercial law, employment and industrial law, personal injuries, and administrative law.

Prior to commencing at the Bar, Maree completed a Master of Law degree at the University of Cambridge, on a scholarship from the Cambridge Trusts. Maree was awarded First Class Honours in both International Commercial Litigation and Jurisprudence. Maree also has a First Class Honours undergraduate degree in law from the University of Tasmania.

Before that, Maree was both an Associate to the Honourable Justice Neave of the Victorian Court of Appeal, and a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group at Allens.

Maree is a reporter for the Victorian Reports.

A selection of cases in which Maree has appeared follows:

Administrative Law
Wingfoot Australia Partners Pty Ltd & Anor v Kocak reserved before the High Court, led by M Wheelahan SC)

Commissioner of State Revenue v Aidlaw Pty Ltd and Ors [2013] VSC 32 (led by P Solomon SC)
RCL Kalynda Pty Ltd & Anor v Urbex Pty Ltd & Anor [2011] VSC 650 (led by P Solomon SC)
Retravision Southern Ltd v Big Kayz Pty Ltd & Anor [2011] VCC 1239

Personal Injuries
Fokas v Staff Australia Pty Ltd (reserved before the Court of Appeal, led by S O’Meara SC)
Heard v Bronzewing Linehaul Pty Ltd [2013] VSCA 200 (led by S O’Meara SC)
R&P Boland Nominees v Hobbs [2013] VSCA 66 (led by M Wheelahan SC)
Aburrow v Network Personnel Pty Ltd & Anor [2013] VSCA 46 (led by S O’Meara SC)
Gilford v Freshmore (Vic) Pty Ltd [2012] VSC 191 (led by M Wheelahan SC)
Dostal v Lynch Group [2012] VCC 1247 (led by S O’Meara SC)
Pravidur v Scental Pacific Pty Ltd (High Court, special leave application, led by R Gorton QC)

Employment and Industrial
Toll Transport Pty Ltd v National Union of Workers & Ors [2012] VSC 316 (led by S Wood SC)
State of Victoria v CPSU [2012] FWAFB 6139 (led by S Wood SC)

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Name: Maree Norton
  BA LLB (Hons) (UTas) LLM (Cantab)
Date of Birth:
Tel: (03) 8600 1712
Mobile: 0407 508 081
Facsimile: (03) 8600 1725
Admitted In Victoria: 2005
Signed Bar Roll: 2010
Previous Occupation:
Senior Associate, Allens; Associate to Justice Neave, Victorian Court of Appeal