Dominik is a member of the St John’s Chambers Family & Divorce team.

Dominik is praised by many of his lay and professional clients as well as members of the judiciary for his personable, empathetic, and down-to-earth approach. He is excellent at dealing with clients from a number of different backgrounds and is skilled at advocating a client’s case in a professional, concise, and persuasive manner.  He has considerable experience with sensitive and complicated matters, both in relation to Family and Criminal Law, and regularly represents and advises vulnerable and victimised individuals in a variety of matters.

Family Law

Dominik attends courts across the Western Circuit, assisting clients in highly emotional and complicated care proceedings. He is regularly instructed to represent local authorities, parents and the children’s guardian at initial hearings, EPOs and ICOs through to contested multi-day final hearings and fact-finding hearings.

Dominik is regularly instructed to represent privately paying and legally aided clients in all disputes relating to the welfare of the children. He is instructed to represent clients at FHDRAs, DRAs, contested multi-day final hearings and fact-finding hearings.

He has also supported and represented a number of vulnerable individuals in proceedings relating to non-molestation orders and occupation orders. Dominik has considerable experience in dealing with clients at ex-parte and return date hearings through to contested final hearings.

  • Qualifications & awards:

    • 2017 – 2018: Bar Professional Training Course (UWE) – Outstanding
    • 2016 – 2017: Master of Laws in Human Rights Law (Bristol) – Distinction
    • 2013 – 2016: Bachelor of Laws (UWE) – First Class Degree
    • Joint Highest Mark for Criminal Litigation and Evidence on the BPTC (July 2018).
    • Best Performance in the Human Rights Law LLM Pathway (Feb 2018).
    • Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (Aug 2017).
    • UWE Bristol Futures Award (Aug 2016) – for undertaking extra-curricular activities.
    • 2nd Year Lyons Davidson Mooting Prize (July 2015) – for gaining the highest score and performing the finest advocacy in the year.
    • Oxford University Press Law Prize (July 2014) – best student.
    • Oxford University Press Legal Method Prize (July 2014) – best performance in the Legal Methods module.
    • Stanley Cartledge Memorial Award (July 2014) – best performance in the Criminal Law module.
    • Awarded a place on the Dean’s List for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year (July 2014 & July 2016) – For demonstrating the highest standard of achievement across all modules during all three years of my degree.
  • Professional memberships:

    • Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
    • Western Circuit
    • Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA)
  • Additional information:

    In his spare time, Dominik enjoys playing golf, going for walks in the great outdoors, and rock climbing. On occasion, Dominik can also be found sitting in a random pub garden enjoying the weather.

  • Dominik Morton is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please read here.