LL.B (Hons), University of Aberdeen

Dip.LP, University of Aberdeen

Special interests

Health & Safety

Personal Injury

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


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, reparation, and health & safety.  He is the Second Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government.

Dominic was a lecturer at the University of Dundee between 2013 and 2014, has tutored at the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh and has had articles and case notes published in professional and academic journals. Between 2017 and 2022, he was a Law Reporter for Session Cases. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board to the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia and is an external examiner at the University of Dundee. His update to the Health and Safety at Work volume of The Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia was published in 2020; and he is in the process of co-authoring the second edition of An Introduction to Written Pleading by Professor Robert Black KC.


X v Brown and Lord Advocate 2024 SLT 454

Lord Advocate’s Reference No 1 of 2023 2023 SLT 1115

Greene King Ltd v Lord Advocate 2023 SC 311

O v Locality Reporter Manager 2023 SC 39

McCue’s Guardian v Glasgow City Council 2021 SC 107


Standing Junior to the Scottish Government (2020 – present; Second Standing Junior since 2024)

Joint co-ordinator of Faculty Mini-Devilling Scheme

Member of Faculty Law Reform Committee

External Examiner at the University of Dundee

Treasurer, Compass Chambers