Areas of Expertise
‘Dominic provides practical and sound advice on a complex area of law in a very succinct way. A gifted young advocate.’ Legal 500, 2023
Dominic has a busy practice and accepts instructions across all areas of practice within Chambers, in both an advisory capacity and appearing regularly in Magistrates’ Courts, County Courts and the Employment, Immigration and Residential Property Tribunals. He has also appeared in the Crown Court.
Dominic does have a particular interest in matters of Housing Law and Personal Injury.
'Dominic has been ranked in both the Legal 500 (Rising Star) and Chambers and Partners (Up and Coming) in the area of Social Housing'
Originally from Glynneath, Dominic was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera and Gower College Swansea before reading law at Cardiff University, attaining First Class Honours. He thereafter completed the Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law in London with a Very Competent. Before commencing pupillage, Dominic was employed as an assistant editor at Practical Law – Arbitration.
Dominic regularly acts for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in interim order hearings, substantive hearings and substantive order review hearings.
He is also the Bar Liaison Officer for the Junior Lawyers Division in Cardiff and a member of the Government Legal Department’s Junior Junior scheme
In his spare time, he likes hiking and enjoys playing golf.
Professional memberships: PIBA and ELA.
Dominic accepts instructions in the area of administrative and public law and seeks to develop this area of practice.
He has appeared in Magistrates’ and Family Courts on behalf of Chief Constables in proceedings relating to closure orders, applications for detention and forfeiture of cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, civil applications pursuant to the Sexual Offences Act 2003, domestic violence and protection orders and applications for disclosure of family law proceedings.
Of note, he appeared on behalf of the Chief Constable of South Wales Police in the Crown Court in an appeal of a closure order made by the Magistrates’ Court concerning the Victoria Hotel.
Dominic previously volunteered with Communities Empowerment Network, advocating on behalf of a parent at a school-based governor’s hearing to retain her vulnerable child in mainstream education.
Dominic accepts instructions in clinical negligence as he seeks to develop this area of practice.
Dominic is developing his practice within the area of company, commercial and insolvency law.
Dominic has experience advising on and appearing in contractual disputes involving breaches of contract, restrictive covenants, sale of goods and supply of services and claims involving issues of reasonable care and skill and misrepresentation. Furthermore, Dominic has experience representing Claimants in holiday illness/package travel litigation and experience advising and representing parties engaged in building disputes.
In addition, Dominic has experience in credit hire litigation in small claims and fast track trials, arguing matters of enforceability and misrepresentation along with need, period, rates and impecuniosity.
Dominic accepts instructions in construction and planning law.
Dominic accepts instructions in the area of employment law and has had experience appearing in the Employment Tribunal in respect of claims involving unfair dismissal. He seeks to develop this area of practice.
Furthermore, after completing his pupillage under the supervision of Christopher Howells, Dominic has been exposed to a vast number of employment cases within the Employment Tribunal, including in an advisory capacity, covering matters such as unfair dismissals, wrongful dismissals, TUPE, qualifying and protected disclosures, redundancies and discrimination arising from a disability.
Dominic has also prepared and delivered seminars on health and safety claims under the Employment Rights Act 1996, focussing on claims relating to COVID-19.
Dominic also has had previous voluntary experience advising with Bloomsbury Employment Advice Line during his BPTC.
Dominic has a busy and broad practice in housing law. He regularly advises and advocates on behalf of social landlords in all aspects of anti-social behaviour injunctions, possession proceedings and committal proceedings. He also has experience with unlawful eviction claims, the public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010, Article 8 and proportionality defences and has experience dealing with appeals against decisions that declare a person intentionally homeless.
Dominic also has substantive experience acting for Defendants in the civil enforcement of housing disrepair claims in both small claims and fast track claims, tackling interior damp/condensation and structural exterior issues as well as dealing with a number of experts. His practice also includes a wide range of advisory tasks, including drafting statements of case and advices on liability, evidence and quantum. He has delivered seminars on this topic, including on the provisions of the Rental Homes (Wales) Act 2016 and its accompanying 2022 Regulations.
He also has experience representing tenants in possession and injunctive proceedings in cases dealing with anti-social behaviour, property damage, rent arrears and breaches of tenancy, while also engaging with proportionality defences pursuant to Article 8.
Dominic has appeared in Magistrates’ and Crown Courts on behalf of Chief Constables in proceedings relating to closure orders. Of note, he appeared on behalf of the Chief Constable of South Wales Police in the Crown Court in an appeal of a closure order made by the Magistrates’ Court concerning the Victoria Hotel.
Dominic accepts instructions in a wide range of immigration matters, regularly appearing in bail applications, asylum and human rights appeals before the First-Tier Tribunal and drafting applications and grounds for judicial review and appeals to the Upper Tribunal. Dominic has also had experience representing Appellants in the Upper Tribunal on points of law.
Dominic has a wide variety of experience in personal injury, representing both Claimants and Defendants in procedural applications, Stage 3 hearings, infant settlement hearings, small claims and fast track trials, as well as appearing in quantum and disposal hearings.
Dominic regularly drafts statements of case for claims in all three claims tracks and frequently advises on liability and evidence and represents parties in many areas such as negligence, occupier’s liability, employer’s liability, highways act, holiday illnesses, industrial diseases and claims relating to the Animals Act 1971. In addition, he has wide experience advising on quantum. Dominic has experience of dealing with claims involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty.
Dominic has appeared in Magistrates’ and Family Courts on behalf of Chief Constables in He has appeared in Magistrates’ and Family Courts on behalf of Chief Constables in proceedings relating to closure orders, applications for detention and forfeiture of cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, civil applications pursuant to the Sexual Offences Act 2003, domestic violence and protection orders and applications for disclosure of family law proceedings.
Dominic has a range of experience in this practice area, having acted in multi-track trials involving orders for sale, mortgage possession hearings, appearing on behalf of parties in possession claims involving housing disrepair, rent arrears, breaches of tenancy, claims for injunctive relief, anti-social behaviour injunctions and Article 8 and proportionality defences.
In an advisory capacity, he has previously engaged with advising on TOLATA, promissory and proprietary estoppel, secret trusts, charging orders, recovery of monies through assets, issues of limitation and analysing beneficial interest in properties, including issues involving conflicts of laws.
Dominic accepts instructions in regulatory, health and safety and licensing and is keen to develop this area of his practice.
Dominic regularly represents the Nursing and Midwifery Council in relation to Fitness to Practice work through interim order, substantive order review and substantive hearings
Dominic is keen to develop his practice in the area of wills, trusts and probate.
He has had advisory experience in analysing the contents and interests emanating from wills, Land Registry dispositions, executors and secret trusts.