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Provided by Dominique Smith

UK Bar

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Dominique specialises in personal injury, travel law, clinical negligence, and inquests.

In travel law, she has expertise in cross-border clinical negligence claims, jurisdictional issues, and package travel claims. Together with Matthew Chapman KC, Sarah Prager, Jack Harding, Thomas Yarrow and Henk Soede, Dominique co-wrote the latest edition of ‘Saggerson on Travel Law and Litigation’. Dominique has also recently authored “A practical guide to cross-border clinical negligence claims”, due for publication in 2023.

Dominique is also recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in clinical negligence. She regularly acts in claims involving consent issues, delays in treatment, and failures to diagnose, for both claimants and defendants. She has experience of obtaining findings of fundamental dishonesty and is adept at handling claims concerning surgical treatment abroad. Dominique also acts in inquests.

Career

Dominique studied law at the University of Surrey, where she gained a First Class Honours degree. She undertook her Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law (London Bloomsbury) and achieved a ‘Very Competent’. Dominique was awarded an Exhibition Award and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Professional Memberships

- Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)

- Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)

- Inns of Court Alliance for Women (ICAW)

- Pan European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)

- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Publications

Dominique is a co-author of ‘Saggerson on Travel Law and Litigation’ (7th Edition, 2022). Dominique has also authored “A practical guide to cross-border clinical negligence claims” (2023).

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Dominique Smith
Dominique Smith is building a strong practice acting for both claimants and defendants in a range of international travel claims. She has been instructed on claims arising from negligent surgery and skiing accidents.

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