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Dominic Kay QC

Call 1997 • QC 2017

"By far the best of the young silks in this area” “Exceptional in every way”
(Legal 500 2019 & Chambers & Partners 2020)

Dominic Kay QC is a specialist regulatory law practitioner, practising exclusively in Health & Safety, Environmental law and Inquests. He is widely recognised as one of the country’s leading Health & Safety and Environmental law QCs.

Dominic has advised and represented some of the UK’s most prominent companies and organisations including Lidl, Tesco, Aldi, Arcadia, Sunseeker, BUPA, Royal Mail, Thomas Cook, BAE Systems, Kier, Amey, Mitie, Ikea, DHL, Arla, Virgin, Yorkshire Water, Thames Water, St Gobain, Mornflake, Calor Gas, JJB Sports, Universal Music, EDF and a number of NHS Trusts.

A previous winner of the Health & Safety Junior of the Year, in 2018, after only one full year in Silk, Dominic was nominated as Health & Safety Silk of the Year at the Bar Awards.

Ranked consistently throughout the last decade by the various legal directories as a leading or ‘Star Individual’ most recently he has been described as being:

by far the best of the young silks in this areaa heavyweight practitionerrenowned for his top-level Health & Safety worka barrister with a nationwide practicewith a strong grasp of clientscommercial and legal requirements and excellent communication skillsvery confident before the Bench and when handling opponents

and as having

outstanding knowledge and experience of this niche area of law. He is an excellent advocate, down-to-earth and with a common-sense approachhe takes a dynamic approach and is always looking for an innovative solution”.

Chambers & Partners 2020 describes him as “exceptional in every way…brilliant in court and gets the results for his clients”.

Dominic is in high demand and is currently instructed to represent/advise in relation to several of the country’s most prominent health & safety investigations including the Bosley Mill explosion, the Didcot Power Station collapse, the investigation into the fire at Grenfell Tower, the Thomas Cook inquests and the Hamerton Zoo tiger inquest. He has advised on several issues relating to the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak, including providing advice to companies on the steps necessary to comply with the Government’s ‘Covid-19 Secure’ guidance.

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Recommendations


“Outstanding and in high demand.”

Legal 500, 2017

“By far the best of the young silks in this area.”

Chambers & Partners

“Dominic Kay has outstanding knowledge and experience of this niche area of law. He is an excellent advocate, down-to-earth and has a commonsensical approach.”

Chambers & Partners

“He takes a dynamic approach and is always looking for an innovative solution.”

Chambers & Partners

“A very client-focused, pragmatic and level-headed kind of guy.”

Chambers & Partners

“Quality performances in a number of high-profile health and safety cases.”

Chambers & Partners

“His down-to-earth approach is highly appealing to the Bench and wins him the respect of the market.”

Chambers & Partners

“An excellent technician, who knows the law backwards.”

Legal 500

“A very sharp mind, and gets to the root of the issue quickly.”

Legal 500

“A pragmatic, tactful and commercially aware barrister, who is excellent with judges.”

Legal 500


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