Law & Dawson Pty Ltd is a professional structural and civil engineering practice with a strong reputation offering over 40 years of professional experience. This practice was established in Sydney in 1975 by Mr Peter Law which then followed by the merger with Maurice Dawson in 1987; forming Law and Dawson Pty Ltd. Our practice is based 15 minutes from Sydney City and provides services to all regions of Sydney.

Since foundation, Law & Dawson Pty Ltd have been able to provide a personalised service to many architects, builders, developers & home owners. We have successfully undertaken many local projects as well as several overseas projects. We have the capability and capacity to deliver a quality solution to a wide variety of projects from small alterations and additions to multi storey residential & commercial projects, luxury residences, apartment/unit blocks, industrial buildings and retail exhibitions.

We pride ourselves on our innovative, cost-effective solutions and thorough documentation on all our projects as well as our appreciation of client and construction requirements. We strive to exceed client expectations, ensuring quality outcomes and providing sustainable outcomes.

Law & Dawson Pty Ltd’s dedicated team have vast experience in all aspects and techniques of design and construction. We are computer orientated in design, drafting and administration and use the latest computer hardware and software. All documentation is designed with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).

Law & Dawson Pty Ltd remain compliant with the relevant Australian Standards, the Building Code of Australia and the Institute of Engineers Australia ethics.


Maurice J. Dawson

B. Sc., (Eng). MIEAust. CPEng. NER

Maurice is a civil and structural engineer with over 40 years experience in the design and documentation (both in Australia and USA), contract administration, project management, site supervision of various types of civil and structural engineering works.

He received his B. Sc. (Eng) from the University of New South Wales in 1975. He worked with consulting engineers Wargon Chapman and Partners for nineteen years (senior design engineer) prior to commencing his own practice in 1985 and subsequently joining with Peter Law in 1987 and forming Law and Dawson Pty Ltd.

His scope of projects include high rise residential and commercial developments, medium density residential developments, dwelling houses, roads, bridges, subdivisions, stormwater control systems, industrial and civil projects & reports.

Hoang Nguyen

M. Eng. (Civil)

Hoang is a civil and structural engineer who initially joined the firm in 1994 to 1996.

He returned to Law & Dawson in 2018, and has 40 years’ experience in design and documentation (both in New Zealand and Australia) and site supervisor.

He received his BE and Master of Engineering from University of Auckland in 1978 and 1980 respectively. He was elected a Member of the College of Civil Engineers of the Institute of Engineers, Australia in March 1989.

His scope of projects includes commercial and residential developments, dwelling houses and had a detailed knowledge of post-tensioning.

Peter Law

B.E., M. Eng.Sc., M.I.E. Aust.

Peter Law received his B.E from Sydney University in 1966 and his M. Eng. Sc. from the University of New South Wales in 1971.

He spent nine years working for various consulting engineers, namely Stanley Llewellyn & Whitten (Design Engineer) and Wargon Chapman and Partners (Associate Partner), before he established this practice. Peter is currently a consultant at this practice.