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 represents the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in interim order hearings, substantive hearings and substantive order reviews.
He is also a member of the Government Legal Department 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 forfeiture of cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, an application pursuant to section 91A 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.
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.
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 of need, period, rates and impecuniosity.
His commercial work involves advocating and advising on breach of contract, sale of goods and supply of services and claims involving issues of reasonable care and skill. Furthermore, Dominic has experience representing Claimants in holiday illness/package travel litigation and experience advising and representing parties engaged in building disputes.
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 is developing a broad practice in housing law. He has regularly advocated in County Courts, representing tenants in possession and injunctive proceedings in cases dealing with anti-social behaviour, property damage, rent arrears and breach of tenancy, while also engaging with proportionality defences pursuant to Article 8. Dominic has also experience in committal proceedings following breaches of an anti-social behaviour injunction.
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 acting for parties in the civil enforcement of housing disrepair matters in both small claims and fast track claims, tackling interior damp/condensation and structural exterior issues. He has also delivered seminars 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 and frequently advises on liability and represents parties in many areas such as negligence, occupier’s liability, employer’s liability, 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.
He wishes to expand his practice in this area and accepts instructions in all matters within the area of personal injury.
Dominic has appeared in Magistrates’ and Family Courts on behalf of Chief Constables in proceedings relating to closure orders, applications for forfeiture of cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, applications pursuant to section 91A 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 mortgage possession hearings, appearing on behalf of parties 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.
Dominic regularly represents the Nursing and Midwifery Council in relation to Fitness to Practice work through interim order, substantive order review and substantive hearings.
As part of his experience acting on behalf of police forces, he has undertaken civil applications in the Magistrates’ Court pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
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.