Dominic qualified as a Solicitor in 1989, beginning his career with Theodore Goddard before he joined Standard Chartered Bank in 1992. In 1998, Dominic moved to the USA to become Standard Chartered’s Head of Legal and Compliance – The Americas. He then joined Gulf International Bank back in London as General Counsel in 2002 and left in 2007 to join CMC Markets where he was Group Director – Legal. Dominic then joined WorldSpreads in 2010 as General Counsel and left earlier that year following his discovery of issues that resulted in the company going into administration. Since then he has been providing full time and part time legal, regulatory and compliance consulting services to a large number of financial institutions in the UK and overseas, both within the EU and outside. Dominic has acted as the General Counsel, a board director, Head of Risk and Head of HR or both an on-going perspective and a project based one.
Dominic was named one of The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” lawyers in 2004 and was also nominated for Legal Week’s “Blue Chip Small Team of the Year in 2003 and The Lawyer’s “In-House Lawyer of the Year” in 2009. Dominic has significant experience of creating and managing Legal, Compliance, Risk and Ethics Departments and Programmes and of managing large and small teams dealing with these issues.
Dominic is also a “hands-on” individual who is equally at home advising on strategy, drafting letters/policies, creating/giving training sessions and interacting with business heads or regualtory/adminsitrative bodies. He has also managed (and been managed on a) cross-border and cross-functional basis and so is well aware of the competing demands on senior management/professionals particularly in the current challenging climate.
In addition, he has had significant exposure to not just the FCA, but also a number of other Regulators including
- as well as the major US Regulators.
In addition, Dominic has strong and diverse relatuionships with law firms and other consultants/professionals in all jurisdictions including the EU, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Americas – North and South.
More recently Dominic and his team have branched out into the art world, advising a large number of well-known and start-up artists and galleries on documentation issues, trademark disputes, HR issues, debt recovery, fraud and consignments as well as governance.