Dominic has been a Barrister since 2007 and has been admitted as an Australian Legal Practitioner since 2002.

Dominic practises in commercial litigation, in particular Building Disputes, Property, Owners Corporation, Water Act, Wills and Estates and Insolvency. He is a contributor to Lexis Nexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for Building.

Some of the matters that Dominic has been briefed in include:

Building Disputes including:

Novawest Contracting v Brimbank City Council (2015) VSC 679 (building dispute)

Maxstra Constructions Pty Ltd v Hogan (2015) County Court

Oceanview Commercial Windows & Glass Pty Ltd v Maxstra Pty  Ltd (2015) County Court

Kottai v Scope Constructions (Vic) Pty Ltd (Building & Property) [2014] VCAT 1461

Olex Australia Pty Ltd & Major Engineering Pty Ltd & Gillespie Powers Inc (with David McAndrew)

Southon Constructions Pty Ltd v Forstar Pty Ltd matters including (2014) VCC 306, (No.2)(2014) VCC 349; related insolvency litigation in Supreme Court & building dispute in VCAT;

Matic Plastering Pty Ltd v Milojevic (2012) VCC 556 – Security of Payment Act claim

Product Development Projects Pty Ltd v Owners Corporation (2012) VCC 1335 – Security of Payment Act

G & C Hellings Holdings Pty Ltd v Latrobe Villas Pty Ltd (County Court) – Wall Collapse

Rosaria Basile v Hamilton Marino (Vic) Pty Ltd & Ors (2017) County Court - Building Damage negligence

Kriis & Power v Aaron J Homes Pty Ltd & Ors (VCAT) building dispute

Brolton Group Pty Limitd v Eric Nelson & Lindsay F Nelson Manufacturing Pty Limited 2015 (NSWSC)

Citipower Pty v The Rattray Group Pty Ltd & Ors (2016) County Court (building dispute)

Oliver & Jasmine Investments Pty Ltd v White (2013) VCAT 740

Cellcon Australia Pty Ltd v Eastern States Engineering Pty Ltd (2017) County Court (forum dispute)

Commercial Disputes Including:

Liang & anor v Gao & ors (2017) Federal Court ongoing.

In the matter of Premier Developments Pty Ltd (2017) Supreme Court insolvency ongoing

Jasmin Solar Pty Ltd v ABB Australia Pty Ltd (2017) VCAT ongoing

RE MIG Property Services Pty Ltd matters including (2012) VSC 122 (No.2) (2012) VSC 606 and (2012) VSCA 126 with Peter Tree SC

Defteros v Scott (2014) VSC 205 – Appeal from Magistrates Court

Simpson v Rowe (2011) VSC 279 – dispute over solicitor’s lien

Polidoro Developments Pty Ltd v Hayek & Anor (2012) VSC 20 – Caveat Dispute

Alcock & anor v Burke Zero Pty Ltd & Maziotis (2016) County Court

Sharman v Top Centre (Tasmania) Pty Ltd (2015) injunction (Supreme Court of Tasmania)

Imagebuild Group Pty Ltd v Cidec Pty Ltd & ors (2017) injunction County Court

Dominic has appeared in numerous winding up and bankruptcy matters in the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Court.

Owners Corporation & Water Act Matters including:

Tanom Pty Ltd v Owners Corporation No.1 & 2 Plan No. 514288 (2017) OC;

Sidoti v Owners Corporation 633715B (2016) VCAT 1880

James & Phillip Woolard Pty Ltd v Kinson (2016) VCAT 80

Kinson v James & Philip Woolard Pty Ltd (2016) VCAT 79

Owners Corporation No. 1 PS519798G v May (2016) VCAT 399

Owners Corporation No.8 PS422665R v Walton (2015) VCAT 1742

Owners Corporation v Regensburger Property Group (2016) OC

Camilleri & Ors v Oldroyd & Ors (OC) (2011) VCAT 279 & (2011) VCAT 1123

Part IV Probate & Administration of Probate Proceedings.

Kelly, Kelly & Smith v Kelly (2017) Supreme Court proceedings involving 10 parties ongoing.

Estate of Garcia - (2016) Supreme Court proceedings;

Estate of Aresca – (2016) Supreme Court proceedings;

Estate of Bryce – (2015) Supreme Court proceedings;

Estate of Stedwell (2015) Supreme Court proceedings;

Bonnici v State Trustees (2014) Supreme Court proceedings.

Dominic read with Alister McNab (now Judge McNab of the Federal Circuit Court).

His Senior Mentor was Peter Murdoch QC.

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Chambers: Room 117
Dawson Chambers
405 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Commercial Law
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Property & Probate
Building Law & Construction Law
Contractual Disputes
Equity & Trusts
Wills & Probate
Family Provision
Family Law
Public Law & Administrative Law
Merits Review
Judicial Review


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
25 Feb 2002
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
24 May 2007


LLB (Hons): BA