Sandy Dawson was an Australian lawyer who specialized in defamation law.
Susan Dawson passed the bar exam in 2003. In 2004, he was a founding member of Banco Chambers in Sydney.
In 2019, he represented a number of media outlets as well as Labor MP Emma Husar against Buzzfeed. Dawson’s sister Katrina was a barrister as well. She was killed during the 2014 Lindt Cafe siege. Sandy Dawson, 50, died of brain cancer in 2022.
During his distinguished career, Sandy Dawson was one of Australia’s leading defamation lawyers, representing several media outlets.
His death follows the death of his sister, fellow barrister Katrina Dawson, during the Lindt Cafe siege in 2014.
In a statement to members this morning, NSW Bar Association president Gabrielle Bashir SC announced Mr. Dawson’s death.
One of the people who have reacted to his death is NSW Supreme Court Chief Justice Andrew Bell and in his submission, he said;
“Sandy was a man of rare wit and raconteur without parallel who would always light up any room he occupied, including the courtroom. But he was so much more: generous, courageous, brave, strong, thoughtful, and kind.”
Sandy was called to the Bar in 2003, having previously worked as a solicitor at Minter Ellison and as a senior associate at Freehills from 1996 to 2003.
He has testified in all major state and federal courts and tribunals, both led and unled. He was promoted to Senior Counsel in 2016.
Sandy is well-known for her expertise in media and slander. He is frequently hired by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Fairfax Media, Channel Seven, and Ray Hadley of Radio Station 2GB.
In NSW and interstate courts, he has represented all major media organizations. He also represents high-profile litigants such as actors and judges.
He frequently represents Law Cover and Harness Racing NSW in court proceedings before the Racing Appeals Tribunal and the Supreme Court.
Sandy Dawson Wife: Was Sandy Dawson Married?
Sandy Dawson was married. He was married to a beautiful woman identified as Alex.
Mr Dawson is survived by his wife Alex and their four children – Jack, Freya, Holly and Henry – with his family requesting no flowers but suggesting donations to Cure Brain Cancer Foundation instead.