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. Dominic is experienced in advising on statutory interpretation, regulatory law, human rights, 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). He has particular experience of fatal accident inquiries and health and safety enforcement notice appeals. Since passing Advocate, Dominic has been instructed in judicial reviews (including as a public interest intervener), reparation actions (for pursuers and defenders), a placing request appeal, permanence order applications, statutory appeals to the Inner House, and in connection with a long-running public inquiry.
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 his update to the Health and Safety at Work volume of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia was published in print and online in November 2020.
In December 2020, Dominic was appointed as Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government.