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Dominic Woolard 

Year of Call: 2008

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Dominic practices primarily in Criminal law.  He has extensive experience in trial advocacy with a varied criminal practice regularly representing defendants at the Crown Court for a range of offences, including rape and serious sexual assaults, all manner of violent offences, offences of dishonesty and drugs matters.  He is a confident and able trial Advocate, whose approachable manner is welcomed by all. 

Dominic is a grade 2 CPS prosecutor but has prosecuted above his grading in relation to historic sexual offences, serious violent offences and complex fraud.

In addition to his Crown Court work, Dominic has successfully taken up cases at the Court of Appeal.

Dominic began his career as a Barrister working as in-house Counsel with a well-known national Solicitors, regularly representing their clients in all Courts.  Dominic’s background in private criminal practice has led to a strong emphasis on client care, both in respect of instructing solicitors and lay clients. He is known for his direct and up front approach which finds much favour among those he represents and has been commended by clients and Judiciary alike for his ability to dissect a case to its key issues to cogently lean juries to his views.

 

Recent cases:

Defence

R v CS & Others (Aylesbury Crown Court 2018) – Operation Exhort - Representing 1 of 10 males charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine in the Aylesbury and High Wycombe area. During 2 month trial. Acquitted despite being found with 1KG of cocaine under his jumper.

R v WG (Aylesbury Crown Court 2017) – represented defendant charged with sexually activity with  a person with a mental disorder impeding choice in relation to intercourse with a person suffering with advanced dementia.

R v DW (Aylesbury Crown Court 2017) – Defending in 2 defendant historic sexual assault of 3 children during 1960’s.

R v AF (Cambridge Crown Court 2017) – Defending 2 defendant historic indecency with two children  in a care home in the 1960’s. Despite penetrative activity securing a suspended sentence on conviction.

R v RG (Northampton Crown Court 2016) – defending in attempted murder. Defendant waited all night outside home address of complainant before multiple stabbings when leaving the house the following morning.

R v AC (Luton Crown Court 2016) – Secured the acquittal of former police officer accused of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm on male who trespassed on his property.

R v RP (St Albans Crown Court 2016) – Acquittal following trial for 8 handed football affray at Watford v Bolton premier league football match.

R v Ansell & Others (St Albans Crown Court 2016) – Secured the acquittal of a tainted lover on Arson charge following campaign of harassment by her and her husband. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3530307/Husband-wife-convicted-campaign-terror-against-personal-trainer-lover-new-girlfriend.html

R v SI (Blackfriars Crown Court 2014) – Secured acquittal of bomb hoax calls to Daily Telegraph and Daily Times  prosecution of the defendant for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

R v SB & Others – Operation Vex (Kingston Crown Court 2014) – Defending in 2 month trial for Missing Trader fraud operating between London, Dubai and Maastricht involving a VAT loss in excess of £70 million (led counsel).

 

Prosecution

R v KH (Northampton Crown Court 2017) – Successful prosecution on behalf of SFD in relation to defrauding of HMRC over a 6 year period.

R v PC (Northampton Crown Court 2017) – Successful prosecution of defendant for historic sexual assault of a male under 16 within ‘the Jesus Fellowship”

R v BJ (Blackfriars Crown Court 2017) – Successful prosecution of sexual assault of female police officer while on duty .

R v RW (Northampton Crown Court 2016)  - Successful prosecution of defendant for possession with intent to supply cannabis.

R v TW (Northampton Crown Court 2016) – successful prosecution of defendant for assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

R v TP (Northampton Crown Court 2015) – Successful prosecution in multi-vehicle theft to order case conducted between UK and Poland.

 

Mr Dominic Woolard is regulated by the Bar Standards Board, holds a current practising certificate and his details can be found on the BSB’s Barrister Register https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers'-register/

Mr Dominic Woolard holds insurance cover for all legal services supplied through professional indemnity insurance with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF) The coverage is worldwide subject to their terms which are available on their website https://www.barmutual.co.uk/

Mr Dominic Woolard is registered with the Information Commissioners office under the Data Protection Act https://ico.org.uk/

If you are not satisfied with the service that Mr Dominic Woolard provides you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on Chambers Complaints Procedure is available on Chambers website www.9kbw.com/about-us/complaints-procedure

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from Chambers you may complain to the Legal Ombudsman (This must be done within the time limits set out) The contact details can be found on the Legal Ombudsman’s website  http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/   

 

A copy of Mr Dominic Woolard’s Privacy Notice with details of his Privacy Policy can be found by Clicking Here

 

 

News

Charles Drinnan successful in the Court of Appeal
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John Ojakovoh secures convictions on all counts in international cyber fraud trial at Reading Crown Court
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Laura Paisley joins 9KBW
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