What the PA knew
An intriguing legal tale
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. It highlights the professional journey of a Black solicitor. It is a truly breathtaking account of a remarkable professional facing numerous challenges.
- 216 Pages
- 18 February 2016
- ISBN: 9781784520816
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.
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.
This book is full of twists and turns that you wouldn’t believe could be experienced in one person’s lifetime. Dawn is a strong woman who has defied all odds and been true to her beliefs no matter what, especially when the going got tough. She is an inspiration and living proof that if you dream it, work hard for it, believe that you have what it takes, then you will achieve it. I can’t think of anything more fitting to say than this book is above and beyond expectations and I am proud to be able to call Dawn Dixon my sister.