Dominic has a Juris Doctor from The University of Melbourne and was awarded a Melbourne BCL scholarship to read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at St Anne’s College, The University of Oxford. He also has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Queensland and practised as a physiotherapist for a number of years before studying law.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Dominic was a solicitor at a number of top tier law firms and a solicitor advocate at a smaller general practice; he was also a legal officer at the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry.
Dominic practises in the areas of criminal law, family law, domestic violence law, judicial review, coronial inquests and commissions of inquiry. He appears regularly in the Supreme Court, District Court, Magistrates Court, Children’s Court, Family Court and Federal Circuit Court. He has represented clients in appeals, trials, sentences, bail applications, final and interim hearings and applications.
Dominic is one of the authors of ‘Indictable Offences Queensland’, edited by Brendan Butler AM, SC (former Chief Magistrate of Queensland) and Saul Holt QC. He was a sessional academic at The Australian National University from 2014 to 2018, teaching in the areas of advocacy, criminal law, ethics and civil litigation.
The following are a selection of cases where he has appeared as Counsel:
R v Blair  QCA 281 (Appeal against conviction).
LKL v BSL  QDC 337 (Domestic violence).
R v Lovell  QCA 151 (Appeal against conviction).
English and Tran  FamCA (12 September 2016) (Parenting).
Searle v Workers Compensation Regulator  QIRC 092 (Workers compensation).