Dyson Hore-Lacy was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1967. The vast majority of his work since admission has been court work. In his early years, he appeared in a wide variety of jurisdictions including crime, police offences, maintenance (family law), motor accident damage claims, divorce and tribunals (VRC, liquor licensing etc). He also appeared extensively for Aboriginals in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Dyson took silk in 1995 and in recent years has practised mainly in criminal law, personal injuries cases, coronial inquests including a number of police shootings, as well as some commercial law. Dyson was also President of Fitzroy Football Club from 1991 until 1996 when it was merged to become The Brisbane Bears (now the Brisbane Lions).