Maree Norton

ADMITTED  2005    BAR  2010

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 7573
MOBILE  0407 508 081

Maree Norton, BA, LLB (Hons) (UTas), LLM (Cantab)


  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Contract
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Equal Opportunity / Discrimination
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Human Rights
  • International / Conflicts of Law
  • Local Government
  • Medical Negligence
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Personal Injuries
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Tribunals
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices
  • Transport Accident Act
  • Work Cover




Maree has a busy trial and appellate practice, specialising in common law and public and administrative law disputes. She primarily accepts briefs in Victorian and Tasmanian matters.

Maree completed a Master of Law degree at the University of Cambridge, on a scholarship from the Cambridge Trusts. She also has a First Class Honours undergraduate degree in law from the University of Tasmania.

Previously, Maree was an Associate to the Honourable Justice Neave of the Victorian Court of Appeal, and a Senior Associate in the Litigation practice group at Allens. She is a reporter for the Victorian Reports and a member of the Dever’s List Committee and the ABA Ethics Committee.

A summary of Maree’s recent experience follows:

Administrative and public law

Between 2021 and 2023, Maree was Counsel Assisting the Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government’s Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings (led by E Bennett SC). She has significant Royal Commission experience, having represented clients in the Banking, Aged Care and Disability Royal Commissions.

She regularly appears in judicial review proceedings in the Supreme Courts of Victoria and Tasmania. Recent cases include:

  • Bob Brown Foundation & Ors v Barnett & Ors, 2023, Full Court of the Tasmanian Supreme Court, reserved (led by M O’Farrell SC)

In addition to the above appearance work, Maree is regularly briefed to provide advice to government departments and statutory authorities. Maree is also available for inquiry and investigation work.

Personal injuries and tort

Maree currently acts personal injuries and property damage claims in the Supreme Courts of Victoria and Tasmania.

She has particular experience in historical child sexual abuse and appellate cases, including: