Dawn Norton has a BA (Hons) LLB and an LLM degree in Labour Law (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Dawn was admitted as an attorney in 1999. She has been practicing law from the time of her admission. In 2006 she joined Mkhabela Huntley Adekeye Inc. as a director and head of the Labour Department.
She has extensive experience representing clients particularly in dismissal and unfair labour practice disputes at the CCMA and Labour Court. Dawn also has experience in legislative drafting and has, among others, participated in drafting the regulations to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and some of the regulations to the Skills Development Act, 1998.
Dawn has authored numerous articles published in the South African Labour Bulletin (SALB), Contemporary Labour Law Journal (CLL) and Industrial Law Journal (ILJ).