Dominic Bright

Dominic advocates at first instance and on appeal.

In August 2021, his client was granted permission to bring a second appeal to the Court of Appeal: “The defendant’s grounds of appeal raise an important point which it seems has not been considered by this court … have a real prospect of success [and] the issue of principle, and the consequences for practice … are of general importance.”

His Honour Judge Dight CBE, Resident and Designated Civil Judge, Central London and Mayor’s & City of London Courts, concluded that the second edition of ‘A Practical Guide to the Small Claims Track’ is “essential reading … for all practitioners who handle small claims [and that] the judges of the county court (whether salaried or fee-paid) would benefit considerably by reading this book and keeping it by their side”.

Dominic is a registered Civil and Commercial Mediator with the Civil Mediation Council and offers online and telephone mediation services at He also edits Jus Cogens, the online journal providing news, expert analysis and compelling opinion on public and private international law for those with an international aspect to their practice.

Registered on the Direct Access Portal, Dominic can be instructed directly. He is an Associate of King’s College London. Dominic was judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal to Sir Brian Leveson (then President of the Queen’s Bench Division).

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Dominic assists authors to publish academic articles and professional texts on national and international law.  He also publishes in his own right.



Seminars / training

Dominic accepts invitations to present seminars / training from professional clients. He also attends other professional events.

Recent invitations

  • ‘Small Claims Training’ – Seminar One, 8 September 2020 (admissions; interim payments; and remote final hearings); Seminar Two, 30 September 2020 (when, how and benefits of making an oral application for strike out and / or summary judgment; judicial intervention v entering the arena; and departure from fixed costs following a finding that a party has behaved unreasonably); and Seminar Three, 23 October 2020 (appearing against litigants in person)
  • Training for a niche commercial and residential property law firm on forfeiture, trespass and assured shorthold tenancies (July 2020)
  • ‘Future of International Dispute Resolution’ (discussant analysing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on international commercial contracts with the International Dispute Resolution Group, June 2020)
  • ‘Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Clauses in International Commercial Contracts’ (seminar to City lawyers, November 2019)
  • Defence barrister in a mock trial following a road traffic collision and claim for credit hire (training for a leading law firm of about 2,500 employees and an insurer with over 166,000 employees, July 2019)

Recent events

Further information

Dominic holds two postgraduate qualifications, is an active member of various domestic and international professional associations, and enjoys gardening, travelling and learning about geopolitics when time permits.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M) in Professional Legal Practice (incorporating the BPTC), BPP University Law School, London Holborn, awarded Distinction
  • Master of Laws (LL.M), King’s College London, School of Law, awarded Distinction
  • Law (LL.B Hons) with European Legal Studies, King’s College London, School of Law (incorporating an Erasmus exchange at Uppsala University, Sweden)



  • Training “Merlin” the German Shepherd, playing the VAD 706 V-Drums Acoustic Design, and horse-riding
  • Conserving a Sixteenth-Century, Grade II listed property of special architectural and historic interest, as a member of The Listed Property Owners’ Club
  • National, regional and global threats, challenges and opportunities including the changing nature of geopolitics in relation to sustainable growth, prevention of conflict, and development of the rule of law

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*This barrister is authorised to practice in England & Wales. Click here to search on the Bar Standards Board Barristers’ Register.

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