NORMAN FOX


Norman was a founding director of Fox and Thomas Pty Ltd Solicitors, having commenced work at the firm as a 25-year-old lawyer in 1980.

Norman has more than 40 years’ practising in the areas of rural property, estate planning and business law. His in-depth understanding of rural property law, including in the developing area of water rights, is much sought after as is his ability to nut out the diverse and complex scenarios which arise in considering rural succession planning.

Norman brings to his clients strong leadership, concise and prompt service delivery and a genuine willingness to better understand their situation. In recent years Norman has acted for many major farming enterprises providing advice on water rights matters, property transfers, taxation and business issues and asset protection. His clients include major cotton, wheat and livestock producers throughout south-west Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Norman is a member of the Qld Law Society’s Water and Agribusiness Law Committee.

Norman was recognised as a pre-eminent Agribusiness lawyer in the 2020 Doyle’s Guide following recognition in each of the preceding four years.

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Sixty Seconds With Norman Fox.

1. Why did you decide to become a lawyer? It was a toss-up between that and being an engineer and heads won.

2. If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be? A sailor

3. What brings you the most joy in your job? Working with good people

4. What’s the best advice you could give your clients? Rely on the integrity of the person you are dealing with not the quality of the document you are relying on.

5. What are the downfalls of being a lawyer? Spending three-quarters of your life in an office

6. If you could invite three people for dinner, dead or alive who would they be and why?

Albert Einstein, General Sir John Monash and Sir Williams Slim (all good blokes to have in a corner if you need to have them around).

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