We are here for everyone

Family + Relationships

Children’s disputes, complex relationship disputes, settling consent orders and advising families.

Indictable Crime +
Summary Offences

Representation and defence in criminal matters including drug supply, crypto fraud, sexual assault, affray, historical crimes and traffic matters.

Wills + Estates

Certainty for after-life distribution of property, appointments of guardians, creation of trusts and care for pets.

Commercial + Litigation

Immigration advice and advocacy for a wide range of areas from partner visas to business sponsorship.

Employment +

From employment contract drafting, advice and disputes to workplace discrimination.

Property Law

For purchase or sale of domestic or commercial property, leasing tenants and landlords or property investors.

Our diverse firm of lawyers work tirelessly to ensure the rights and lives of everyone are protected.

Meet our team


Stacey Dowson

Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1996, Stacey has since worked across many areas of law in both private and community practice.


Mary Turco

Mary was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1984. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW.


Nicholas Stewart

Nicholas joined the firm in 2012 and heads up the criminal and human rights law teams at Dowson Turco.

We believe in community for all

Pro-Bono Work

Our commitment to robust, diverse community is evident in our ongoing advocacy work across gay hate crimes, including pro-bono work, advocacy and support for victims. We’re calling for a Royal Commission into gay murders in Sydney across the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s.

We take great pride in our diverse pool of clients, comprising not only those within the LGBTQIA+ community, but Australians and businesses from all walks of life. We bring our best to every single one of our clients, supporting everyday Australians to work, live and fully participate in a free and equal society.


Dowson Turco is a proud long term supporter of ACON NSW. We have powered the ACON Honour Awards for the last five years, ensuring that LGBTQIA+ community heroes are recognised for their efforts supporting the community. Through this partnership Dowson Turco has also powered the LOVE Project (Living Older and Visibly Engaged Project) to increase opportunities for socialisation of elders in the LGBTQIA+ community, and to provide them with specialised estate legal advice to ensure they have documents in place to protect their assets, including wills, powers of attorney and enduring guardian documents.


At Dowson Turco, diversity isn’t a catchphrase. Our clients include corporations in Ukraine seeking to enforce contracts with Australian businesses, gay police officers suing the Police Force for discrimination, LGBTQIA+ social influencers suing Facebook for deleting their accounts, young couples buying their first home, sex workers charged with carriage service offences and multi-parent families in parenting and property disputes.

Our ongoing commitment to making meaningful change for minority groups was recognised at the 2023 Australasian Law Awards, when we were awarded Diversity Initiative of the Year. This prestigious recognition was in honour of our continued advocacy for LGBTQIA+ rights after leading two NSW parliamentary inquiries into hate crimes, as well as an independent judicial commission of inquiry into LGBTQIA+ murders in NSW.

Cases of Significance


Successful cases