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Dominic’s practice includes commercial, property and personal injury (including credit hire). He is a registered Civil and Commercial Mediator with the Civil Mediation Council, and offers online and telephone mediation services: www.ResolvedOnline.com. 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: “… Dominic Bright has set out all that a practitioner could possibly need to know about how to deal with a small claim …”. District Judge Cridge (South Eastern Circuit) wrote a testimonial: “Dominic Bright has balanced a thorough, careful review of the Small Claims Track procedure with a helpful analysis of the most common areas of law the County Court sees. The wealth of sensible, practical advice for those coming to court helps further set this book apart.”

Richard Pitkethly, Head of Learning and Practice (In-House Counsel) at LawWorks – the pro bono unit with 150 members, including large City and international law firms, fielding over 59,000 enquiries between April 2017 to March 2018, and providing training last year to over 1000 solicitors and advisors – published a Five Star book review in the Law Society Gazette, entitled ‘A pro bono game changer’, concluding in these terms:

‘It seems inevitable that A Practical Guide to the Small Claims Track will quickly become the go-to small claims book for practitioner volunteers (and junior practitioners generally), especially those unfamiliar with handling claims allocated to the small claims track, as well as an indispensable self-help guide to LiPs.’

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.

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His recent publications include:

'UK Autonomous Sanctions System: Substantial Increase in the Costs of Compliance?' (Jus Cogens, March 2020) available at https://www.lambchambers.co.uk/jus-cogens/uk-autonomous-sanctions-system-substantial-increase-in-the-costs-of-compliance/

'Staying on Track: Ten Key Points that Personal Injury Lawyers Should Know About the Small Claims Track' (Personal Injury Focus, March 2020) available at https://www.apil.org.uk/subscribe-to-pi-focus

'Climate Change & the Judiciary: Europe; the United States; & the Indian Subcontinent' (Jus Cogens, February 2020) available at https://www.lambchambers.co.uk/jus-cogens/climate-change-the-united-states-the-indian-subcontinent/

‘A Practical Guide to the Small Claims Track’ (Law Brief Publishing, December 2019) available at http://www.lawbriefpublishing.com/product/smallclaimstrack/

'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 https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/the-cicc-and-the-rule-of-law

'Technology and Construction Court: Global Hub of Legal Expertise?' (Lamb Chambers, June 2019) available at https://www.lambchambers.co.uk/news-and-resources/technology-and-construction-court-global-hub-of-legal-expertise.htm

‘Section 21 Sent Packing’ (New Law Journal, Issue 7838, May 2019) available at https://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/content/section-21-sent-packing

'Drones, Airprox, and the Regulatory Environment: Cause for Concern?' (Lamb Chambers, January 2019) available at https://www.lambchambers.co.uk/news-and-resources/commercial-drones-airprox-and-the-regulatory-environment-cause-for-concern.htm

'Brexit, the Draft Withdrawal Agreement, and the Construction Industry: Three Areas for Concern' (Lamb Chambers, December 2018) available at https://www.lambchambers.co.uk/news-and-resources/brexit-the-draft-withdrawal-agreement-and-the-construction-industry-three-areas-for-concern.htm

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