Dominique Dolman



Dominique has extensive experience in handling complex commercial disputes that often involve an international element. She acts for a range of clients from private individuals to major corporations. 

She specialises in handling large scale commercial disputes, such as breach of contract claims, professional negligence actions, shareholder disputes and international insolvency. She also has experience in relation to matters involving emergency injunctive relief, particularly search and seize orders and freezing injunctions. She has acted as a court appointed solicitor to oversee the execution of search orders. Dominique has also participated in several successful mediations.

In May 2010, she was seconded to the in-house legal team at Barclays Bank where she was responsible for handling cases consisting of breach of mandate claims, professional negligence claims, fraudulent transactions and international trade finance claims. 

Recent highlights:

  • Acted in a multi-million pound shareholders’ dispute. The claim also involved three separate appeals to the Court of Appeal that raised novel points in relation to privacy, state immunity and statements of truth in civil proceedings.
  • Acted on behalf of 350 claimants in the largest timeshare fraud ever, seeking compensation from the convicted fraudster, Mr John Palmer. We successfully obtained a freezing order for £3.5 million and judgment against Mr Palmer.
  • Assisted in acting on behalf of Mr Mohammed Abacha, the son of General Sani Abacha, the former dictator of Nigeria to defend a $2.2 billion claim brought to recover money that had allegedly been misappropriated during the General's rule.
  • Involved in representing large financial institutions in successfully defending professional negligence claims. 
  • Acted for a significant proportion of the main UK poultry industry in pursuing a claim against a number of the world's major vitamin producers. The defendants were found guilty by the European Commission of operating a cartel and the claimants sought damages for losses that they had incurred as a result of price fixing and anti-competitive behaviour.

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