Dominic is a partner in the personal injury and clinical negligence team, advising on both clinical negligence and personal injury claims. Identified as a 'leading individual' by Chambers, he is described as a "highly personable" individual Chambers UK (2011) and a "good business brain and tactician" Chambers UK (2014).
His expertise includes cases involving fatal accidents, industrial diseases (including asbestos exposure), obstetric claims and neurological injury. He also has extensive experience representing bereaved families at inquests in cases including deaths in hospital and in the workplace murder and suicide. He has also lectured externally to clinicians and hospital managers.
Dominic studied at Loughborough University and subsequently trained at Evill and Coleman becoming a partner in 2000. He joined Russell-Cooke on the merger of the two firms in 2005.
- Hit by a car - Dominic acted for a 62 year old man who received almost £1 million after being hit by a car whilst changing his tyre
- Failings in care - Dominic recently represented the family of Mr Budd, at the inquest into his death at Royal Brompton Hospital. The inquest concluded that there were failings in the care provided to Mr Budd, particularly in respect of note keeping and communication between specialties at the hospital
- Negligence during surgery - acting on behalf of a client who developed peritonitis, sepsis and multi-organ failure following an operation to remove part of his colon (due to colon cancer). He was left with a permanent colostomy and an unsightly incisional hernia. It was alleged that the leak and the consequent complications were caused by negligence during the surgery. This was admitted by the defendant trust and a settlement was reached in the sum of £290,000
- abc (by her father and litigation friend d) v xyz nhs foundation trust - a claim was made by the Claimant's father alleging that the Defendant was negligent in failing to control the infusion of syntocinon (a synthetic version of a hormone used during labour to stimulate contractions) to ABC's mother
- Almos Toth deceased - an inquest was held at St Pancras Coroner's Court to investigate the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of baby Toth shortly after his birth. Dominic represented the baby's parents
- Stephan Coetser v Alun Davies - Dominic represented the Claimant in a case arising from the negligent performance of operations to remove some of Mr Coetser's ribs
- Suzanne Ballantyne deceased - Dominic was the advocate for the family of Mrs Ballantyne deceased whose tragic death was the subject of an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court in June 2011
- RO (by her litigation friend, CO) v St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust - unreasonable delay in the delivery of the Claimant caused the asphyxia and the subsequent cerebral palsy that she went on to suffer. Dominic acted for the Claimant. The case settled out of court for £1.7 million together with substantial annual periodical payments of up to £200,000 for the remainder of her life
- C(deceased) v King's College Hospital NHS Foundation - Dominic acted for the executor of the Claimant's estate in an allegation of negligence against King's College Hospital and a failure to provide treatment suitable for the Claimant's condition which resulted in death by multiple organ failure
- P v Professor Gleeson - Dominic acted on behalf of a Claimant whose ear infection led to paralysis and ongoing complications with both her feet following the failure to properly treat and record her post-operative acute inflammation of the ear canal
- T v North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust - in this case, Dominic advised a Claimant in respect of the hospital's failure to correctly diagnose the Claimant's condition and unnecessary procedure of a bladder neck insertion
- Charles Hoult v Dr Dilip Shah - Dominic advised in relation to the Claimant's significant loss of vision caused by prescription of drugs arising from the poor management of the risk factors involved with the patient's medical history
- A v Queen Elixabeth Hospital NHS Trust - this case involved injury sustained to the Claimant due to delayed diagnosis of stenosis following a failure to recognise the symptoms of recurrent transient ischaemic attacks
- P v Epsom & St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust - Dominic acted in relation to fractured femur surgery which led to loss of sensation in the Claimant's foot, mobility problems and subsequent pressure sores
- Joan Daws deceased - Dominic was the advocate for the family of Joan Daws whose death was the subject of a jury inquest over 4 days at Sandwich Coroner’s Court. Ms Daws died whilst working as a carer at the Laleham Residential Care Home when she became trapped by a piece of equipment in a lift that was more than 30 years old. The jury concluded that the Home had failed to follow their statutory obligations regarding the use and inspection of the lift and had the owner and manager of the Home carried out the appropriate safety measures that were implemented after Ms Daws’ death then it is likely that she would be alive today. Canterbury County Council were considering whether to pursue criminal charges against the home.The inquest was widely reported in the press and on local television. A civil claim will now be pursued against the Laleham
- Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
- Member of INQUEST Lawyers Group
- Member of the London and Surrey Borders Ethics Committee
- Clinical negligence panel member for Action Against Medical Accidents (AVMA)
- Clinical negligence member of The Law Society
- Listed in the Thomson Reuters 'London Super Lawyers' list 2015
- Recommended for personal injury in 'Legal Experts 2012' and in The Legal 500 who note he is 'pragmatic' and 'sensitive'
- "Clients know that they will get "100% support from him", Chambers UK (2012)
- Chambers UK (2015) comments that he "is noted for his handling of inquests work". Sources report that he provides "a very good balance between pushing for what needs to be done and maintaining a level of sensitivity. He was always patient, supportive and good at keeping us involved and informed''.