About the firm and its founder ……

James qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the early eighties having gained extensive experience of the hotel, leisure and hospitality sectors of that period .  An initial two year posting with a big four international accounting firm to Africa was followed by  further postings to  Asia and the Middle East . This decade long sojourn in the Orient facilitated an extensive and expansive experience of a broad spectrum of the firm’s international client base and their respective business models and philosophies.

James returned to Ireland in the mid nineties  and founded the firm which today has grown in to a vibrant and   progressive firm of professionals .  Based  in  Blackrock,  Dublin  it services an extensive client base spanning the   entire country and beyond.

The firm  has developed an ever expanding client base in the specialised niche areas of company reorganizations,  management buy-outs  and  buy-ins,  mediation and dispute resolution, re-engineering of bank facilities and allied business challenges. Recognising  the ever increasing complexities of contemporary business models and commercial transactions the firm experienced  a growing need for muti-disciplinary skills . In particular, the  cross pollenisation of the accounting  and tax  facets of commercial transactions  with those of  legal and  contractual dimensions crystalised the benefits to be had  from having an  in-depth legal training  and experience.  After extensive academic undertakings which were followed by intensive practical experience at the coal face of the legal profession  James  was called to the Bar and was awarded a practicing Certificate as a Barrister in recent years .  He is also a  member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London.

  Barristers    Court (5)   ca house



Industry sectors ……

The industry sectors of particular expertise include :

Hotel & leisure, including Golf Clubs (Private members and family commercially operated) Pubs, restaurants etc

Property Investment Holding, Development & Property management companies

Retail, Pharmacies, Convenience stores, DIY, Builders providers, Apparel, and fashion wear

Healthcare, wholesale distribution etc

Medical professionals and allied Health Care Consultants and professionals

Charities and allied Not-for-Profit organizations.

Multiple small and medium size Family owned and managed businesses .

4-star-hotel-dublin     Carrickmines golf club     Medical

Professional Qualifications & Education

James Norton      BA (Hons)  M. Phil  FCA Bl  CIARB                


Chartered Accountant    –       Chartered Accountants Ireland

–       Certified Public Accountants Hong  Kong

Barrister                                –        Honorable Society of Kings Inns

Arbitrator                            –         Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London

Third level      

Primary degree                 –        BA (Hons), University College Dublin

Masters Degree                         M. Phil., Trinity College, Dublin

Secondary                                Patrician College, Ballyfin House, Portlaoise

Primary                                      Slieveardagh N. S  Tipperary

James acts also as an advisor in an honorary capacity to a number of charitable and not-for-profit organisations. He gives regular talks and lectures on Good Corporate Governance to an expanding cohort of clients and non-clients in the not-for-profit sector when time permits.

       Not for profit   125 yrs    Law (3)                                          
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Contact Details

Norton & Norton Chartered Accountants
35 Carysfort Avenue
County Dublin

Email: info@norton-norton.ie
Tel No: +353 1 278 3885
Fax: +353 1 278 3891

Office Location

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35 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin