Louis Norton Louis Norton

Louis Norton

Senior Solicitor

Litigation & dispute resolution

Louis specialises in civil litigation and dispute resolution.

He has appeared in the High Court and advises clients on a wide range of contentious matters, especially those involving contract, insurance and corporate insolvency issues.

Before joining Chapman Tripp, Louis spent a year in transactional practice at a large law firm and then two years as a judges' clerk at the High Court of New Zealand.

Recent highlights

  • Acting for the receivers in a dispute involving liquidators' rights to deal with secured property.
  • Acting for the interim liquidators of a corporate trustee in an international conspiracy case.
  • Acting for a large building materials manufacturer defending a significant product liability claim.
  • Advising a client on aspects of New Zealand citizenship law.
  • Acting for a major iwi asserting freshwater rights against the Crown.
  • Advising a party to a green hydrogen project on complex contract law issues.


  • Law and Economics Association of New Zealand (Committee Member).
  • Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association of New Zealand.
  • Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc.

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