Norton Rose Fulbright appoints new environment and planning partner for Melbourne

Australia Press release July 2021

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that Nick Sutton will join as an environment and planning law partner in Melbourne, with a focus on major projects.

With qualifications in law and town planning, Nick has extensive experience assisting corporate and developer clients with dispute resolution and complex planning and environment issues. He is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in environmental, planning and local government law, and was most recently a director at law firm Planning & Property Partners, where he worked for more than a decade.

Nick’s appointment will bolster the national environment and planning team’s efforts to grow new and existing relationships with global and domestic corporate and government clients. He will assist with the firm’s advice on major projects, along with obtaining planning and environment approvals for the development of Australian cities and regions. Nick joins the firm in Melbourne on July 19.

Norton Rose Fulbright chief executive partner Alison Deitz said:

“Our national environment and planning team is rated by clients as a leader in the Australian market. The addition of Nick, with his reputation for excellent client service and long history working in Victoria, will add to our firm’s standing in the market across environment and planning, government and infrastructure work.”

Nick Sutton said:

“I am delighted to be joining Norton Rose Fulbright and its highly respected environment and planning team. From my conversations with clients, it is clear that there is a huge amount to be done to transform Australian cities and regional centres. My experience working on projects from inception to completion will translate well to the firm’s extensive mix of corporate and government clients.”


For further information please contact:

Alex Boxsell, Head of Digital, Communications & Experience, Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia

Tel: +61 (0)2 9330 8165; Cell: +61 (0)414 985 556