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Sandy Dawson

Sydney, Australia Asia-Pacific Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
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Sandy Dawson SC stands out, as one interviewee expresses in a widely held opinion, as "an SC of choice for any media or defamation work." The same source goes on to report that he "knows the media world inside and out" and is a "fantastic presence in the courtroom," where he is "almost swashbuckling in his skill." He is also widely noted for his handling of both professional and product liability issues and his representation of plaintiffs in prominent class actions in the latter space.
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Sandy Dawson came to the Bar in 2003 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2016. He is widely acknowledged as a leading Senior Counsel in defamation and media matters, whilst maintaining a varied practice that also takes in trial, appeal, and advice work in commercial cases and class actions.

He represented major media outlets, both in NSW and interstate courts, and appears both at first instance and on appeal. He is regularly retained by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Fairfax Media, Channel Nine, Channel Seven and Radio Station 2GB’s Ray Hadley. He also represents high profile plaintiffs, including actors and members of the judiciary. He has extensive experience conducting defamation jury trials, urgent hearings for injunctions, and matters involving suppression and non-publication orders. His practice includes cases which involve questions of breach of confidence and breach of privacy.

Sandy’s commercial practice includes class actions, professional liability and administrative law matters. He acted for the plaintiffs in the diesel emissions class actions against Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda. He often appears for Harness Racing NSW in the Racing Appeals Tribunal and in litigated matters in the Supreme Court, for Lawcover in professional liability matters, and for parties required to appear before ICAC.

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