Dominic called to the Bar in 2020, having qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and as a solicitor advocate in 2016. His principal areas of practice are public law, health & safety, and reparation. He has acted in judicial reviews, statutory appeals and regulatory proceedings, and has advised on devolution issues, ECHR compliance, EU law, data protection and freedom of information. He has also acted for insurers, public bodies, private companies and individuals in reparation actions (including ‘stress at work’ claims and damages for compensation as a result of data protection breaches).
Dominic has appeared in the Sheriff Court and the Outer House of the Court of Session and has conducted appeals in the Sheriff Appeal Court and the Inner House of the Court of Session. He has conducted numerous fatal accident inquiries (including several with complex medical and other expert evidence). In addition, he has experience of enforcement notice appeals in the Employment Tribunal and has appeared before the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Standards Commission for Scotland.
Dominic was a lecturer at the University of Dundee, has tutored at the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and has published articles and case notes in professional and academic journals. He is a Law Reporter to Session Cases, a member of the Advisory Board to the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, and is in the process of updating the Health and Safety at Work volume of Stair, due to be published late 2020.