Michelle Dawson Partner

Michelle Dawson

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Michelle Dawson is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Workplace Relations Specialist and has worked almost exclusively in the area of workplace relations for over 14 years.

She advises employer clients in a diverse range of industries and sectors including professional services, tourism, hospitality, transport and resources, and works with employee clients from all walks of life.

Michelle has an in-depth understanding and thorough working knowledge of all employment, workplace and anti-discrimination legislation and law in Australia and is a well-practiced advocate in these areas.

Michelle is highly regarded by clients and colleagues alike, and has achieved favourable outcomes in a number of very significant and high profile cases throughout her career.

Michelle’s Madgwicks Moment: Having a lawyer who I had worked with and mentored even prior to her admission as a solicitor, 5 or 6 years later become a Senior Associate.


  • Employment and enterprise agreements
  • Entitlements and award interpretation
  • Termination and dismissal disputes
  • Disciplinary process and termination
  • General workplace compliance
  • Restructuring and redundancy
  • Transfer of business
  • Policy development, implementation and training
  • HR compliance
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