Norman Fryde - Thomson Geer

Norman Fryde

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 61 3 8080 3568

Norman has more than 20 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 a number of major corporate clients in complex litigation.

Norman’s approach is to work closely with his clients to identify commercial imperatives when instructions are given. He respects the knowledge and direction he is given by his clients, and consults with them before taking any action that may trigger sensitive issues. He will then tailor his advice and the dispute resolution strategies around a client’s commercial 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 resolving 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.

Relevant Experience

Banking & finance

  • Financial institutions – Advising in relation to their enforcement procedures including working with clients to establish reporting systems to assist them in tracking the progress and costs of legal matters.

Commercial disputes

  • Major banks, lenders and other corporate clients – Advising corporate counsel in complex litigation, particularly in relation to the planning and strategic requirements of legal proceedings.


  • Receivers and managers, voluntary administrators and liquidators – Advising on all aspects of insolvency administrations.

Shareholder disputes

  • Advising on and acting in shareholder disputes involving entities with large asset portfolios and complex ownership structures.

University of MelbourneLL.B

Office Location

Level 39, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Practice Areas

Insolvency and Reorganization Law