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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.

In 2020 he was named ‘Health & Safety Silk of the Year’ at the Bar Awards (having also been nominated for the award in 2018) and listed as a ‘Leading Silk’ in his three separate work areas; ‘Health & Safety’, ‘Environmental’ and ‘Inquests & Inquiries’.

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.

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 practitioner…renowned for his top-level Health & Safety work…a barrister with a nationwide practice…with a strong grasp of clients’ commercial and legal requirements and excellent communication skills…very 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 approach…he 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


“A very strong advocate who is excellent with clients and easy to recommend.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is technically superb but his impressive strength is seeing the big picture and being a very talented strategist. He manages clients expectations superbly. Senior judges sit up and listen when he speaks.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is one of the leading health and safety barristers in the country.”; “He’s extremely intelligent and really gets into the detail on cases. He’s very good both on paper and on his feet in court.”; “He is absolutely amazing – fantastic in court and his wealth of knowledge is second to none.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He truly understands environmental law and the technical detail, and he is an outstanding advocate who presents a compelling case.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Exceptional in every way. His approach towards clients is always absolutely on point, and he knows the law inside out yet manages to translate complex issues to something easily digestible to clients. He is brilliant in court and gets the results for his clients. I take any opportunity I can to put him on my teams’ cases as I know he will get the job done to the highest possible standards.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“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


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