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Expertise
Dominique joined chambers in October 2018, having successfully completed her pupillage under the supervision of Andrew Spencer, Jack Harding and Sophie Mortimer.

Prior to joining Chambers, Dominique worked as an usher for the Chief Coroner and Assistant Coroners at HM Coroner’s Court Surrey. Dominique subsequently witnessed many inquests and pre-inquest reviews. Dominique also worked at the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales as a Policy Analyst in the areas of Remuneration and the Employed Bar. Dominique was the Executive of several committees and was the principal author of a Bar Council ‘Snapshot’ Report. She was further involved in the production of Bar Council responses to Government consultations.

Additionally, Dominique worked as an Associate Tutor at the University of Surrey in EU Law. Dominique also spent time volunteering for AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents), where she assisted members of the public who had suffered healthcare related injuries.
Education
Dominique initially began her studies in Medicine at the University of Leicester, before leaving to embark upon a legal career.

Dominique thereafter read Law at the University of Surrey where she gained a First Class Honours degree.

Dominique gained a Very Competent in the Bar Professional Training Course, with Outstanding grades in modules including examination-in-chief and cross-examination.
Recent cases

  • Acted for the family in the Inquest touching the death of Nigel Thomas Handscomb [2018]

  • Assisted Members of Chambers during pupillage in Spearman v Royal United Bath NHS Foundation Trust [2017]

Awards

  • Exhibition Award, Inner Temple (2015)

  • Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (2015)

  • STARS Scheme Recipient [University of Surrey Top Achievers Recognised and Supported]  (2013-2014)

Memberships
FFLM (Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine)

 
Publications

  • Expert Witness Journal, Spring Issue (2019): “Experts in contempt – amend reports at your peril…”

  • AvMA Lawyers Service Newsletter (2018): “Inquest into the death of Nigel Thomas Handscomb

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