Erica Lawson


Barrister

Mobile:
Admitted:
8 Nov 2011
Bar:
2 May 2019
Location:
Dawson Chambers,
405 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Erica is a strong advocate who tenaciously advances her clients' interests.

Prior to being called to the Bar Erica practised as a solicitor for over 7 years, where she practised predominantly in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance law; developing a passion for interlocutory advocacy.

Erica’s diverse practice has also included matters spanning corporate and personal insolvency, property, building and construction, leasing, subrogated insurance claims, partnership disputes, defamation, wills and estates, banking and finance, professional indemnity and regulatory actions / disciplinary proceedings against professionals, as well as matters under the Corporations Act 2001 including shareholder disputes and oppression proceedings. 

Having acted for some of Australia's largest banks, insurers and corporations, Erica brings a wealth of commercial and strategic acumen to her litigation practice.  She has a thorough understanding of civil procedure and particularly enjoys complex problem solving.

Since coming to the bar Erica has been regularly briefed to provide advice on complex disputes spanning various practice areas, to draft pleadings and evidence and to appear in contested interlocutory applications. She also recently presented a seminar on Recent Updates in Wills & Estates with Simon Gannon oncerning Part IV Applications, The Settled Land Act 1958 and  'Sudden Death' - issues for the unexpected. 

In her first month at the Bar Erica was briefed to appear (unled) in a 7 day trial in the Commercial Division of the County Court and appeared (unled) in the High Court of Australia in its original jurisdiction before a single judge. 

As a confident advocate she appears regularly in the Supreme Court, County Court, Federal Court and Magistrates Court as well as the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.  Since coming to the bar, Erica has also appeared in the High Court of Australia. 

In 2016 Erica was the Victorian state winner of a public speaking competition, the Ron Shorter Award, held annually by the Australian Insurance Lawyers Association (AILA) and has been actively involved with the AILA (Vic) committee since her success.  

Erica read with David Klempfner and her senior mentor was Maryanne Loughnan QC.
She is located in Dawson Chambers, Room 33, Third Floor, 405 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

Erica is available to be briefed in all areas of commercial law and common law. 

Areas of Practice:

Common Law

Commercial Law

Civil Law & Procedure Law

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Banking & Finance

Corporations Law & Securities Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Contractual Disputes

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Appellate
Commercial Law
Common Law
Criminal Law
Defamation
Energy Law & Resources Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Equity & Trusts
Government
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
International Law
Public Law & Administrative Law
Technology Law & Media Law

Profile1

Erica is a strong advocate who tenaciously advances her clients' interests.

Prior to being called to the Bar Erica practised as a solicitor for over 7 years, where she practised predominantly in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance law; developing a passion for interlocutory advocacy.

Erica’s diverse practice has also included matters spanning corporate and personal insolvency, property, building and construction, leasing, subrogated insurance claims, partnership disputes, defamation, wills and estates, banking and finance, professional indemnity and regulatory actions / disciplinary proceedings against professionals, as well as matters under the Corporations Act 2001 including shareholder disputes and oppression proceedings. 

Having acted for some of Australia's largest banks, insurers and corporations, Erica brings a wealth of commercial and strategic acumen to her litigation practice.  She has a thorough understanding of civil procedure and particularly enjoys complex problem solving.

Since coming to the bar Erica has been regularly briefed to provide advice on complex disputes spanning various practice areas, to draft pleadings and evidence and to appear in contested interlocutory applications. She also recently presented a seminar on Recent Updates in Wills & Estates with Simon Gannon oncerning Part IV Applications, The Settled Land Act 1958 and  'Sudden Death' - issues for the unexpected. 

In her first month at the Bar Erica was briefed to appear (unled) in a 7 day trial in the Commercial Division of the County Court and appeared (unled) in the High Court of Australia in its original jurisdiction before a single judge. 

As a confident advocate she appears regularly in the Supreme Court, County Court, Federal Court and Magistrates Court as well as the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.  Since coming to the bar, Erica has also appeared in the High Court of Australia. 

In 2016 Erica was the Victorian state winner of a public speaking competition, the Ron Shorter Award, held annually by the Australian Insurance Lawyers Association (AILA) and has been actively involved with the AILA (Vic) committee since her success.  

Erica read with David Klempfner and her senior mentor was Maryanne Loughnan QC.
She is located in Dawson Chambers, Room 33, Third Floor, 405 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

Erica is available to be briefed in all areas of commercial law and common law. 

Areas of Practice:

Common Law

Commercial Law

Civil Law & Procedure Law

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Banking & Finance

Corporations Law & Securities Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Contractual Disputes

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Committee Memberships

  • (Ordinary Members) Women Barristers' Association