Dominic’s domestic practice includes commercial, property and personal injury. He is registered with the Civil Mediation Council as a Civil and Commercial Mediator. Dominic is also the editor of Jus Cogens, the online journal providing news, expert analysis and compelling opinion on public and private international law and arbitration for those with an international aspect to their practice.

HHJ Karen Walden-Smith (Senior Circuit Judge and Designated Civil Judge for the County Court in East Anglia) wrote a foreword to ‘A Practical Guide to the Small Claims Track’ in these terms:

“… In this comprehensive guide to the small claims track, Dominic Bright has set out all that a practitioner could possibly need to know about how to deal with a small claim, from allocation to judgment and through to any potential appeal. … Dominic Bright has included guidance on a wide range of matters, such as ethics and ways to behave when in court, which will be of assistance to any junior practitioner appearing in a civil case at an early stage of their career.”

Dominic can be instructed directly, without having to involve a solicitor. He is registered on the Direct Access Portal. Dominic is also a member of Advocate (the Bar’s national charity), matching him with members of the public who need help, are unable to obtain legal aid, and cannot afford to pay.

Prior to pupillage, Dominic was judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal to Sir Brian Leveson, the former President of the Queen’s Bench Division. He was also researcher in construction law at a leading set of barristers’ chambers, public international law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and national implementation measures (nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, development and use of chemical weaponry) at the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre.

Dominic is an Associate of King’s College London. He is also a member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs), the Civil Mediation Council, the Commercial Bar Association, the Property Bar Association, and the Technology and Construction Bar Association. For daily case digests, follow Dominic on LinkedIn and Twitter.

His recent publications include:

'UK Autonomous Sanctions System: Substantial Increase in the Costs of Compliance?' (Jus Cogens, March 2020) available at

'Staying on Track: Ten Key Points that Personal Injury Lawyers Should Know About the Small Claims Track' (Personal Injury Focus, March 2020) available at

'Climate Change & the Judiciary: Europe; the United States; & the Indian Subcontinent' (Jus Cogens, February 2020) available at

‘A Practical Guide to the Small Claims Track’ (Law Brief Publishing, December 2019) available at

'The CICC and the Rule of Law: Fair, Transparent and Convenient? What You Need to Know About China’s New International Commercial Court' (Counsel Magazine, September 2019) available at

'Technology and Construction Court: Global Hub of Legal Expertise?' (Lamb Chambers, June 2019) available at

‘Section 21 Sent Packing’ (New Law Journal, Issue 7838, May 2019) available at

'Drones, Airprox, and the Regulatory Environment: Cause for Concern?' (Lamb Chambers, January 2019) available at

'Brexit, the Draft Withdrawal Agreement, and the Construction Industry: Three Areas for Concern' (Lamb Chambers, December 2018) available at

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