Areas of Expertise
Dominic joined Chambers in September 2019, following the successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Christopher Howells, Rachel Anthony and Simon Hughes.
Dominic is developing 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.
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 has completed external training from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to act in interim order hearings, substantive hearings and substantive order reviews.
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.
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 police forces in proceedings relating to civil orders, including domestic violence and protection orders and applications for disclosure of family law proceedings. Additionally, and on behalf of Chief Constables, Dominic has experience drafting applications for closure orders and thereafter appearing in the following substantive hearing.
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 accepts instructions in the area of company, commercial and insolvency law and wishes to develop this area of practice.
He has previous experience advising on contractual disputes involving misrepresentation and has appeared in Costs and Case Management Conferences. In addition, Dominic has experience in credit hire litigation in small claims and fast track trials, regularly arguing matters such as enforceability and misrepresentation along with the standard arguments including need, period, rates and impecuniosity.
His commercial work involves breach of contract, sale of goods and supply of services. To that, Dominic has had experience representing Claimants in holiday illness/package travel litigation.
Dominic accepts instructions in construction and planning law.
Dominic accepts instructions in the area of education.
He has had previous voluntary experience assisting the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN) in advising and advocating for parents of children at school-based governor’s hearings.
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 accepts instructions in housing law. He has regularly advocated in County Courts, representing tenants in possession and injunctive proceedings, dealing with anti-social behaviour, rent arrears and breach of tenancy, while also engaging with proportionality defences pursuant to Article 8.
In addition, Dominic has engaged in an advisory role of this practice area, including drafting statements of case and advising on 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.
In addition, Dominic has experience of acting for Claimants and Defendants in the civil enforcement of housing disrepair claims, tackling both interior damp/condensation issues and structural exterior issues. He has also prepared and delivered a seminar on this topic.
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 acting in quantum and disposal hearings.
Dominic regularly drafts statements of case for claims in all three claims tracks, frequently advises on liability and represents parties in many areas such as negligence, occupier’s liability, employer’s liability and industrial diseases. In addition, he has wide experience advising on quantum. Dominic has experience of dealing with claims involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty.
He wishes to expand his practice in this area and accepts instructions in all matters within the area of personal injury.
Dominic accepts instructions in the area of police law and intends to develop this area of practice.
Dominic has an interest in developing is employment law practice and accepts instructions in the realm of professional discipline.
Dominic has a range of experience in this practice area, having acted multi-track mortgage possession hearings. In addition, he has appeared on behalf of Claimants and Defendants in possession claims involving housing disrepair, rent arrears, breach of tenancy, claims for injunctive relief, anti-social behaviour injunctions and Article 8 and proportionality defences.
He has also received instructions relating to mortgage possession.
In an advisory capacity, he has previously engaged with advising on elements of promissory estoppel, 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. He has appeared in Magistrates’ Courts for police forces in proceedings relating to civil orders, including domestic violence and protection orders.
More recently, Dominic has completed external training with the NMC for the purposes of representing the body in hearings regarding fitness to practice.
Dominic accepts instructions in this area of wills, trusts and probate and is keen to develop this area of his practice.
He has had advisory experience in analysing the contents and interests emanating from wills, Land Registry dispositions, executors and secret trusts.