Norton White is acknowledged as a leader in the practice of transport law, with specialised teams devoted to aerospace, maritime, logistics and tourism.  We advise industry and insurers on liability, regulatory, corporate and commercial matters.  Our practice serves the needs of a diverse range of local and international clients.

Norton White traces its origins to the practice commenced in 1818 in Sydney by James Norton and later Norton Smith & Co. Today Norton White is a firm with a strong international focus and connections.


Fundamental to Norton White’s approach are:

  • a commitment to the highest standards

  • an in-depth understanding of the industries in which our clients operate

  • providing practical, commercial advice

  • a focus on consistent quality of advice and services

    Norton White’s lawyers are accessible, practical, commercial and committed to understanding our clients’ requirements.

    Norton White provides legal services across a wide field with a focus on transport and commercial transactions. Our objective is to provide the highest level of expertise in the fields in which we operate.

    Norton White clients receive targeted, practical legal advice.


 Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2019

  •  Aviation Law Firm of the Year - Australia

Lawyer Monthly 2018

  •  Ben Martin Aviation Lawyer of the Year in Australia 

  • Mark Mackrell Aviation Lawyer of the Year in Australia 

 Global Business Insight 2018

  • Ben Martin Most Innovative in Aviation Law Australia

  • Mark Mackrell Most Influential in Aviation Law Australia

 Global Law Experts 2018

  • Aviation Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Australia

Best Lawyers In Australia 2020

  • Ben Martin Best Lawyer in Aviation 

  •  Mark Mackrell Best Lawyer in Aviation 

 Best Lawyers In Australia 2019

  • Ben Martin Best Lawyer in Aviation 

  • Mark Mackrell Best Lawyer in Aviation 

 Who's Who Legal Aviation 2019

  • Ben Martin Contentious, Finance and Regulatory 

Who's Who Legal Aviation 2019

  •  Ben Martin Contentious, Finance and Regulatory