Fiona Newton, Senior Associate


  • Juris Doctor – Law 
  • Bachelor of Arts 
  • Diploma of Education 

After a successful career in the commercial sector, Fiona gained her Juris Doctor – Law at the University of Melbourne and was a welcome addition to the JRT Partnership team.


  • Representing individuals before high profile regulatory inquiries such as ASIC
  • Conducting independent investigations on behalf of clients including Worksafe and Member Protection enquiries and reports
  • Conducting independent enquiries for sporting organisations
  • Working closely with Counsel on a range of commercial issues including drafting and interpreting agreements
  • Advising importers on anti-dumping legislation
  • Advising on company constitutions and shareholders’ agreements
  • Drafting, reviewing, advising and negotiating commercial agreements including property, supply and lease agreements
  • Acting as legal adviser on “business as usual” agreements for a major pharmaceutical company
  • Advising on trust and trustee issues
  • Advising on employment issues
  • Advising individuals with complex assets on estate planning and succession issues
  • Researching and editing Sale or Purchase of a Business module for LexisNexis Practical Guidance 
  • Assisting with negotiating and documenting media rights and broadcasting agreements for sporting organisations

Fiona brings her extensive client experience and commercial acumen to her legal practice whether it be for commercial agreements and negotiations, understanding and advising on complex succession issues or conducting independent investigations.