Dominic Patching


Dominic is a highly experienced Solicitor-Advocate whose practice is focused on both high-value costs disputes and also litigation in the more general sense.

Dominic has more than 10 years’ experience in costs practice encompassing the full range of costs representation, from Costs Budget preparation and attendance at Costs and Case Management hearings, to drafting both traditional and electronic Bills of Costs, Statements of Costs, Points of Dispute, Replies, negotiation and advocacy at detailed assessments and application hearings.

Dominic currently handles his own caseload of both commercial and personal injury litigation, conducting cases from cradle to grave representing clients in Court whenever the opportunity arises throughout the country.

Dominic has worked on a Supreme Court case making his litigation experience a complete judicial ladder life-cycle. Dominic has a clinical approach to legal problem solving.

Dominic has always devoted his legal work to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. He has acted for a variety of clients and he is a passionate believer in telling clients what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear, to ensure the best outcome for them.

Dominic works in a very technical area of law and enjoys the intellectual challenges that comes with it. Every case has its own nuance and Dominic is able to think on his feet and find ways to counter arguments raised by the other side.



  • Acted for the ultimately successful Appellants in the Court of Appeal cases of West and Demouilpied.
  • Heavily involved in the Supreme Court case of Plevin acting for the paying party.
  • Working on a costs assessment in a high-value complex piece of group litigation.
  • Acting in a multi-million-pound commercial dispute which ultimately resolved at mediation.