Moray & Agnew welcomes new workplace relations lawyer

By Emma Ryan|19 November 2020
Michelle Dawson

Moray & Agnew has expanded its partnership with the appointment of a workplace relations lawyer.

Michelle Dawson has taken to the partnership, based in Newcastle. Ms Dawson joins the firm from DWF, and will be joined by Emily Dempster, special counsel, and Nicole Davis, associate, both of whom were on her previous team there.


Ms Dawson is an accredited specialist in workplace relations and a previous finalist in the Partner of the Year category at Lawyers Weekly’s Women in Law Awards.

She brings over 20 years’ legal experience to Moray & Agnew, having represented a vast display of clients across all aspects of employment, industrial relations, workplace and anti-discrimination matters.


“There is great synergy between Michelle’s expertise and our existing workplace law practice, led by partner Elizabeth Radley, said Moray & Agnew’s Newcastle managing partner Sean O'Sullivan.

Outside of her extensive legal knowledge and experience, Michelle’s clients most value her no-nonsense, straight-talking, easy-to-understand, practical and outcome-focused advice and representation. Her ethos and approach align with ours perfectly.”

Nick Duggal, head of the national workplace practice, offered a similar sentiment.

“We are delighted to have someone of Michelle’s calibre on board. Michelle joining follows several recent senior appointments across our national workplace team, reflecting our concerted focus on growing our national workplace law offering,” he said.

Commenting on her new role, Ms Dawson said: “My team and I are excited to be part of such an inclusive, welcoming firm as Moray & Agnew.

"It’s a great fit for my clients who, as employers in sectors like water, government, transport, energy, conservation, not for profit, manufacturing, tourism, can also have access to the broad range of other commercial and insurance legal services that the firm offers.”

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