– Guernsey Law Course
– Jersey Law Course
– Civil and Criminal Procedure and Ethics
Dominic is a recognised expert in comparative civil procedure. His book Reforming Civil Procedure: The Hardest Path was published by Hart Publishing in May 2019 here. The book looks at changes in Anglo-American Civil Procedure in the Twentieth Century and examines the reasons for success and failure. He is particular interested in how the process of litigation works and how the court system and legal professionals interact. Dominic also has a long standing interest in how commercial contracts operate and are interpreted.
The current project on which Dominic is working is looking at the birth of modern Anglo-American civil procedure in the nineteenth century.
Dominic has been teaching and writing about litigation in particular since 2005. He has taught at Cardiff School of Law and Politics since 2005. Prior to that, Dominic was in private practice as a Solicitor Advocate in both national and regional firms specialising in commercial civil procedure. Dominic is currently a Senior Lecturer and a member of the BPTC team at Cardiff. He has taught on both the LPC and BPTC covering commercial litigation, civil litigation and advocacy, criminal procedure and professional ethics. Dominic is a supervisor for the LLM in Legal Practice.
After teaching on the SRA’s Professional Skills Course and Management Stage I Course, Dominic became an external examiner for the SRA’s Higher Courts Qualification and for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test. He then went on to sit as an Independent Assessor on appeals arising out of the Higher Court’s Qualification.
Dominic has a blog covering developments in the both procedural and substantive law here.
For the SRA’s 2016 investigation into the personal injury market Dominic was the Independent Academic. The report is here.
Dominic has numerous Publications. Prior to the release of Reforming Civil Procedure: The Hardest Path (2019), he also published articles including:
‘Hard Choices and Non-Delegable Duties: Armes v Nottinghamshire CC’ – Journal of Personal Injury Law Issue 2, 2018
‘Defending the Civil Justice System: The Function of Sanctions’ Civil Justice Quarterly Vol 36 Issue 4, 2017.
‘Process Costs and Error Costs: The Reform of Civil Appeals in Anglo-American Perspective’ Athens Journal of Law Volume 3, Issue 3 July 2017.