Solicitor Advocate & Senior Associate / Edinburgh

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Dominic is a solicitor advocate with a health and safety / insurance litigation; public law; and civil appeals practice. He has conducted proofs in the Sheriff Court, appeals before the Sheriff Principal / in the Sheriff Appeal Court, and appeals in the Inner House of the Court of Session. He is regularly instructed in his own right and has also been instructed as junior counsel to senior members of Faculty.

Dominic has been a tutor in Delict and the Scottish Legal System at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh and, prior to returning to private practice, was a full-time lecturer in law at Dundee University. He is a director of the Scottish Legal Action Group. In 2017 Dominic was recognised with the Rising Star of the Year award at the Scottish Legal Awards, and in July 2017 was the first-ever Solicitor Advocate appointed Law Reporter to Session Cases.

Recent Cases

Public Law

William Beggs v Scottish Information Commissioner [2018] CSIH 80 (solicitor advocate for respondent in appeal to First Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session)

ABC v Principal Reporter and the Lord Advocate [2018] CSIH 72 (junior to Gerry Moynihan, QC, in reclaiming motion before the First Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session)

NR v Roma Bruce-Davies [2018] SAC (Civ) 13 (solicitor advocate for Principal Reporter in appeal to Sheriff Appeal Court)

Principal Reporter v LZ  [2017] CSIH 51; 2017 S.L.T. 961;  (instructing solicitor for Principal Reporter)

Philip Gormley, Chief Constable of Police Scotland v Scottish Information Commissioner XA133/16, 23 June 2017, (junior counsel to David Johnston, QC, in appeal to Second Division of the Inner House)

CF v MF [2017] CSIH 44; 2017 S.L.T. 945; (solicitor advocate for Principal Reporter in appeal to Extra Division of the Inner House)

C v Locality Reporter [2016] SAC (Civ) 13; 2016 GWD 38-680 (solicitor advocate for Principal Reporter)

Fatal Accident Inquiries

Inquiry into the death of Raygen Merchant (6 day FAI, Sheriff Mundy, Falkirk, 2018)

Inquiry into the death of Mandy Ross (Sheriff Tait, Edinburgh, 2017)

Inquiry into the death of Paul McMahon (Sheriff A Noble, Edinburgh, 2017)

Inquiry into the death of Colin Penrose (Sheriff Principal CD Turnbull, Glasgow, 2017)

Inquiry into the death of Jason Jackson (Sheriff L Foulis, Perth, 2016/2017)

Inquiry into the death of Ross McColm (Sheriff L Smith, Falkirk, 2015)

Inquiry into the death of Richard Murphy (Sheriff L Wood, Glasgow, 2015)

Inquiry into the death of Robert Tait (Sheriff F Crowe, Edinburgh, 2015)

Inquiry into the death of Denis Canon (Sheriff G Wade, QC, Alloa, 2015)

Reparation & Health & Safety

Daniel Kaizer v Scottish Ministers [2019] CSIH 36 (instructing solicitor for defenders)

HM Inspector of Health & Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd 2018 UKSC 7 (instructing solicitor for appellant)

Bernadette Smith v Scottish Ministers 2015 GWD 17-292 (instructing solicitor for defenders)

Selected publications

Scullion, D., Sending the right message, Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, November 2018;

Scullion, D., Book Review: Greens Annotated Acts – Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011, SCOLAG, 2018, 487;

Scullion, D, An interview with Lady Dorrian, SCOLAG, 2018, 483 at pp. 4-5;

Scullion, D., The restricted right to appeal in children’s hearings proceedings – a recent decision, 2017 Scots Law Times 39, at pp. 207-209.

Prior warnings and reasonable belief, Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, May 2017;

Fatal Accident Inquiry Reform, SCOLAG Legal Journal, April 2017, 464 at pp. 72-73

Handcuffing of prisoners and article 3, Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, February 2017

Mine, and They’re Private, Commentary on WF, Petitioner [2016] CSOH 27, Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, August 2016.

The Scottish Law on Child Cruelty and Wilful Neglect: Time for Reform?, Juridical Review, pp.49-74, January 2016;  (with Pamela Ferguson)

Limited Liability Partnerships, (chapter) in ‘Business Law in Scotland’ (W. Green & Son), 3rd edition, edited by Gillian Black, (pp.26), August 2015;

Case Comment: Lawson v Sabre Insurance, 2014 Scots Law Times 5 at pp. 25-26;

The Courts Reform Bill and a Case Involving a Bike, 2014 Edinburgh Law Review, 18(1) at pp. 146-149.

Accreditations & Awards