Practice area(s): Employment law services
Location(s): Melbourne
Qualification(s): BA, JD

Jessica Dawson-Field is an employment Senior Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office. She helps employees navigate a wide range of employment-related issues throughout their working life and is listed by the prestigious Doyles Guide as part of the only first tier law firm for employee & trade union representation in Australia in 2018.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor. Before joining the firm, Jessica gained experience working in an employment and commercial litigation team for a top tier commercial firm, as well as a union. She was also a Student Research Fellow at the Centre of Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne.

Jessica's employment law results include:

  • instructing at the Fair Work Commission in three cases where an employee was reinstated after being unfairly dismissed
  • negotiating favourable exit packages for employees in circumstances of redundancy, bullying and discrimination
  • instructing in an urgent injunction application to restrain an employer from terminating an employee, and
  • assisting victims of sexual harassment and discrimination make complaints to State and Federal human rights commissions.

Accreditations and memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Victorian Women Lawyers member
  • Young Workers Centre Committee of Management member
  • Western Community Legal Centre former volunteer
  • Women's Legal Service former volunteer


  • Doyle's Guide Employment Law Rising Star 2021
  • Doyle's Guide Employment Law Rising Star 2020
  • Women in Law Finalist 2018