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 has begun to build 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 Immigration 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.
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’ Courts for police forces in proceedings relating to civil orders, including domestic violence and protection orders.
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.
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 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 also had trial experience of housing disrepair claims.
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 applications for judicial review and appeals to the Upper Tribunal. He also has experience drafting grounds for judicial review.
Dominic has a wide variety of experience in personal injury, representing both Claimants and Defendants in applications, Stage 3 hearings, infant settlement hearings, small claims and fast track claims trials as well as acting in quantum and disposal hearings.
Dominic regularly advises on liability and represents in many areas of personal injury, including negligence, occupier’s liability, employer’s liability and industrial diseases. In addition, he has wide experience advising on quantum.
He wishes to expand his practice in this area and accepts instructions in all matters within 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 in 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.
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.
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.