This book is a fictionalised version of the author's life, told through the eyes of the many PAs (personal assistants) who have worked with her over the years. The PA can make a person - solicitor or otherwise - look good or bad. It highlights the professional journey of a Black solicitor from childhood to the age of 49 and the trials and tribulations she faced, including the forced closure of her own firm due to fraud committed by her business partner. It is a truly breathtaking account of a remarkable professional facing numerous challenges.
|Publisher:||Panoma Press Limited|
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About the Author
Dawn Maria Dixon was born on 16th July 1966 to West Indian parents from Trinidad and Tobago, and from Jamaica. Dawn was educated in the state system and became a lawyer in 1990. She remained at William Heath & Co and quickly became a partner in 1995, before co-founding Webster Dixon Solicitors in 1998. That firm has now closed. She now works as a legal consultant and enjoys a portfolio career. As an entrepreneurial lawyer and former business owner, she has enjoyed wide press and attends and speaks at anumber of conferences and industry events on legal issues, diversity in the workplace and women in business. On 13th October 2005, Dawn was invited to attend the prestigious event ‘Celebration of pioneers’ contribution to the growth of the nation’ at Buckingham Palace in recognition of her success and achievement in the legal sector, as well as her extra-curricular activities with the Law Society and organisations promoting diversity.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Chapter 1 Present Day
Chapter 2 1960–1985
Chapter 3 University: 1980s
Chapter 4 Sly and the Family Stone
Chapter 5 Junior Lawyer: 1988–1998
Chapter 6 Change
Chapter 7 The Business of Law
Chapter 8 Technology and the Law: Tool or Master
Chapter 9 What’s Your Dominant Need?
Chapter 10 Reflections/Lessons Learnt from the Book of the Bleeding Obvious
Chapter 11 Aurora
Chapter 12 Fionnula’s Life Lessons