Erin Dawson


Erin Dawson is a Principal Lawyer and team leader of Coleman Greig’s Wills & Estate Planning team. Erin is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law and recently accepted an appointment to the Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee. She specialises in estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation.

With more than 20 years of experience in the legal sector, Erin is an astute and compassionate advisor to private clients, charities and church organisations.

Erin has substantial trial experience in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. She has a track record of success in litigation, including settling disputes on favourable terms. Her litigation experience includes family provision proceedings, contested probate proceedings, judicial advice applications and statutory will applications. Erin also excels in alternative dispute resolution.

Erin was ranked in the 2023 Doyles Guide of Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers in NSW. She was recognised in the same Guide in 2019 as a rising star lawyer in Australia in the area of Wills, Estates & Succession Planning.


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  • Estate litigation including family provision proceedings, family provision releases, contested probate proceedings, judicial advice applications, statutory will applications, mediations, hearings.
  • Powers of attorneys and appointments of enduring guardians.
  • Estate planning, including drafting wills with complex trusts to give asset protection and tax advantages.
  • Estate administration; obtaining grants of probate and letters of administration including issues of domicile, overseas assets, informal testamentary documents, intestacy, urgent or special limited grants and reseals in NSW of grants obtained in other jurisdictions in order to administer NSW assets.
  • NCAT applications for review of attorney and guardianship appointments.
  • Estate administration including calling in all estate assets, attending to estate liabilities, advising on and attending to the distribution of the estate including deeds of family arrangement and appropriation of assets .

  • Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates
  • Masters of Law (Applied Law) majoring in Wills and Estates, The College of Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong
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