Domini David.

Partner / Head of the personal injury and clinical negligence team
Personal injury
Clinical and medical negligence
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Domini completed a Law Degree LLB (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton and Law Society Finals at the Guildford College of Law before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1994. She has been a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel since 1998. Domini is a partner at Howell Jones and is head of the Personal Injury and Clinical and Medical Negligence team.

Domini’s specialism is as an APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) senior litigator with a focus on clinical negligence.

Domini has notable success across a number of cases. Here are details of some of her most prominent:

A serious injury claim, when the claimant was rendered tetraplegic following a diving accident at a local swimming pool. Liability for the claim was disputed and it was agreed that there should be a split trial on the issues of liability and quantum. The claimant was successful at the trial on liability although he was found to have been partially responsible for the accident. The Council appealed the judgment although their appeal was quickly dismissed by the judges at the Court of Appeal. Negotiations followed with a settlement being reached before the quantum trial.

A fatal accident claim both on behalf of the wife of a deceased husband both in her right as dependant on behalf of the estate and as a secondary victim to the accident. The claim for dependancy included significant loss of pensions which required close scrutiny before a detailed Schedule of Loss was prepared.  Compensation in excess of £485,000 was recovered.

A complex clinical negligence claim against a local hospital. The claimant instructed me very close to the expiration of the limitation period therefore it was necessary to issue protected proceedings as soon as possible before we had a chance to obtain expert evidence and form a clear view on liability.  The claimant sustained significant psychological injuries as well as physical injuires caused by the negligent surgery and a significant number of experts were required to examine, report and prepare joint statements for the Court.  Liability was never admitted but a number of offers were made, and negotiations finally led to a successful resolution before the date listed for trial.

When not working, Domini loves getting out in the fresh air; for a run, bike ride or row along the river. Music plays a large part in Domini’s life, and as well as playing the piano, she enjoys visiting the theatre.

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Personal injury

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Clinical and medical negligence

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Dear Domini, I would be more than happy to share how much I appreciated your tact and care at a most trying time for me and to comment on how much effort you put into easing my trauma.

I would like to thank you for all your hard work on my behalf. Your personal support and understanding at this difficult time for me has not only been much appreciated but also much above and beyond your duty.

Dear Domini,

A very big thank you for your support over the last few years. You’ve been clear when times have been confusing, and understanding when times have been hard.

Dear Domini, I just wanted to thank you for agreeing to take on my case, fighting my corner so hard and dealing with such a sensitive situation so brilliantly. I could not have done it without you.

I would like to thank you and all of the team who kindly supported me from the beginning. I was so impressed by the level of professionalism and dedicated support helping me to resolve and come to terms with what happened.  It is a huge relief to get some sort of justice.  I appreciate it has not been an easy case for any of you!

Highly recommended, Thank you.

R. Barret

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