Dominic undertook a 12-month pupillage at Blackstone Chambers from 2016-2017. He commenced practice in September 2017 and accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main areas of practice. Shortly after commencing practice Dominic undertook a secondment at the Financial Conduct Authority where he worked on the transfer of claims management regulation from the Ministry of Justice to the FCA. Since returning to Chambers after his secondment, Dominic has been instructed in a range of commercial, employment, sports, competition, revenue and regulatory matters, both as sole counsel and together with leading counsel. 

During pupillage, Dominic assisted in a number of cases before the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the European Court of Human Rights, the High Court of the British Virgin Islands and various arbitral tribunals. He has experience in cases involving public and regulatory law, human rights, equality law, privacy, commercial disputes, financial services, telecoms, fraud, competition and EU law, employment law and sports.

Before coming to the bar, Dominic worked in investment banking as a Director in the London office of Perella Weinberg Partners. His work involved advising on mergers, acquisitions and restructuring transactions in a range of industries, with a focus on financial services, asset management and insurance.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Dominic accepts instructions in all areas of civil liberties and human rights work. During pupillage, he assisted in a number of cases relating to privacy and data protection issues and in litigation concerning UK involvement in extraordinary rendition.

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Commercial

Dominic accepts instructions in all areas of commercial work. During pupillage he assisted in a number of commercial disputes both in the High Court and in arbitral tribunals. Since commencing practice, Dominic has acted in commercial cases, both with leading counsel and in his own right. Recently, Dominic has been instructed in a number of media and entertainment industry disputes and has appeared with leading counsel in ex parte freezing order proceedings.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Dominic accepts instructions in all areas of civil fraud work. During pupillage Dominic assisted in an application for committal for contempt arising out of breaches of a search order and freezing injunction. He recently acted as sole counsel in High Court debt recovery proceedings.

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Arbitration

During pupillage Dominic assisted in cases before a range of arbitral tribunals dealing with commercial and sports disputes. He accepts instructions in all arbitral matters.

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Financial Services

Dominic accepts instructions in all areas of financial services work. While working in investment banking, Dominic  advised on a number of transactions involving asset managers, private equity companies, life and non-life insurers and retail financial services. He also undertook “special committee” work, advising on conflicts of interest between shareholders and executive management in financial services firms.

Previously, Dominic undertook an internship in the enforcement division of the Financial Services Authority (as it then was), working on mortgage fraud and unauthorised share investment schemes. Dominic recently completed a secondment at the Financial Conduct Authority where he worked on the transfer of claims management regulation from the Ministry of Justice to the FCA.

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Public & Regulatory

Dominic accepts instructions in all areas of public and regulatory work. During pupillage, he assisted in cases and advisory work in relation to UK and foreign public regulators. Recently, Dominic has appeared in the Competition and Markets Authority and the High Court in energy market disputes and in the First Tier Tribunal in a successful appeal against a seizure by the Border Revenue.

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EU & Competition

Dominic accepts instructions in all areas of EU law and competition work. During pupillage he assisted in cases before the Hight Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal and undertook advisory work in connection with various standalone and follow-on damages collective actions.

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Employment

During pupillage Dominic assisted in employment cases in the High Court and the Employment Appeal Tribunal; he also undertook advisory work. He accepts instructions in all areas of employment work and is currently instructed on a number of unfair dismissal, discrimination and employee competition matters.

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Sport

Dominic accepts instructions in Sports law. During pupillage he assisted Nick de Marco on advisory work and in relation to proceedings before the FA. 

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Achievements

Education

BA (Hons) (Oxon), Philosophy, Politics and Economics (First Class), Merton College

GDL (City Law School) (Distinction)

BPTC (City Law School) (Outstanding)

Prizes and Scholarships

Exhibition, awarded for distinction in preliminary exams, Merton College (2006)

Lord Bowen Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2014-15)

Jean Monnet Prize for best performance in EU Law finals, City Law School (2015)

Winner of Graduate Diploma in Law mooting competition, City Law School (2015)

Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2015-16)


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