Dominic Boothroyd

Dominic Boothroyd

Called to bar: 
Inner Temple
01792 464623

After a civil pupillage I joined Gower chambers where I practiced in personal injury and general commercial work.

In 2001 I left private practice to take up a position with a solicitor’s firm as in house Counsel before moving to be head of Legal for one of Wales’s largest local authorities. I returned to the independent bar in 2006.

Practice areas

Family law

Public Family law

For the last 15 years my main area of practice has been in public family law. I regularly represent parents, guardians and local authority’s in the most serious of cases. I have dealt (for both parents and local authority) with cases concerning serious physical and sexual harm including cases where a child has died. I have undertaken complex multi party litigation where more than one local authority has been involved.

I have been involved in the drafting of local authority policy and working documentation in relation to the statutory regime now in force in Wales. I regularly lecture on all aspects of public children law.

International Family law

I frequently take on cases involving complex issues concerned with the international aspects of family law. These have included applications under treaty obligations both inside and outside the European Community. I have extensive experience of dealing with cases involving Eastern Europe, Russia and the United States.

Civil law


Personal Injury

I have appeared in the full range of personal injury cases from the very minor road traffic injury cases to the very significant catastrophic injury cases. I currently still undertake a limited number of person injury cases at both the fast and multi track level. I undertake work on a CFA/ATE basis.


I have appeared in a number of regulatory cases including solicitor’s disciplinary cases, nursing and midwifery cases, and general medical council. These have included the full range of allegations including those of the utmost seriousness.

Administrative Court

I regularly appear in the administrative court and have considerable experience in drafting applications for judicial review. These have largely been concerned with matters arising from local government law and in connection with statutory duties concerning children and adults under a disability children law.

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Bar Human Rights Committee
  • Wales and Chester Circuit
  • LLb (Hons)
  • ACIArb