Master Peter Norman OAM

LL.B (Adelaide) 1971
Master of the District Court of SA

Peter Norman OAM is an Auxiliary Judge of the Supreme Court and Auxiliary Master of the District Court.

His areas of expertise include common law litigation including personal injury, medical negligence, professional negligence, aviation accidents, coronial inquests, natural disaster litigation, claims by infants and persons under a disability, and nuisance/negligence actions, commercial litigation including contractual disputes, product liability, trade practices and related claims, banking and insurance disputes, compensation, bankruptcy and insolvency, company liquidation, abuse of process, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office claims, detinue, property disputes, practice and procedure, class actions, probate and inheritance, administrative law, corporations law, constitutional law, criminal law, royal commissions, costs law, and employment law.


  • Legal Costs South Australia (LexisNexis)
  • Criminal Law South Australia (LexisNexis)
  • Civil Procedure South Australia (LexisNexis)

Awards & Recognition

  • Order of Australia 2008, for service to the law

Speaking Engagements

Various papers presented over many years to legal profession, Law Society, Forensic Science Society, medical profession, National Institute of Accountants, crime prevention conferences, psychiatrists on law and procedure, criminology, crime prevention, medico-legal issues, manufacturers liability, legal costs, Privacy Act issues etc.

Areas of expertise
Common law litigation, including procedural law
Criminal law
Costs law
Corporations law
Constitutional law
Employment law
Academic Qualifications
LL.B (Adelaide) 1971
Professional Organisation
Chairman Australian Crime Prevention Council 1999 to date
President, John Bray Law Network, University of Adelaide   2006-2008
Council Member, Law Society of SA 1989-1990, 1998-1999
Member, Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal of South Australia 1990-1999
Secretary, Australian Forensic Science Society, 1976
Chairman, Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of S.A., 1980
Member, Criminal Law Committee, Law Society of South Australia 1976
Secretary, SE Asian South African and Australasian Region, International Prisoners Aid Association 1981