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Practice Areas

Construction

Career

Dominic has long been recognised as a leading construction law specialist in the legal directories. Sources say he is “an extremely good lawyer” and has “a brilliant mind”.

After leaving Cambridge University with a first-class honours degree in History, he returned to Cambridge to study law. Having trained and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters & Paines, he moved to Lovell White & King in Hong Kong and then London. In 1996 he joined specialist construction law practice Shadbolt & Co as a partner in the Construction and Engineering Unit.

He has very extensive experience in all forms of domestic dispute resolution, particularly adjudication. He has acted for parties in numerous adjudications and has sat as adjudicator many times. He represented TeCSA on the formulation of the Construction Act and its revision in 2009. He has considerable experience of advisory and dispute-related work on the international front and has represented clients both in arbitration and DAB proceedings. He has advised clients regularly in connection with non-contentious issues and drafted consultant appointments, amendments to standard form building contracts and associated documentation.

He is the Social Secretary of TeCSA and Chairman of the Law Courts Branch of the Arbitration Club.