Dominic Garner

Senior Associate

Dominic graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first class degree in Philosophy, going on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London. Dominic trained with Carter-Ruck and qualified as a Solicitor in 2011, becoming a Senior Associate of the firm in 2015.

Having also worked within the firm’s International Law team, Dominic’s principal focus is now in the firm’s other key practice areas of media and commercial litigation.

In defamation, Dominic has helped secure prominent apologies for a variety of clients, against publications including The Guardian, New Statesman, the Sunday Express and the French daily newspaper, Libération. Dominic has acted in the defence of numerous defamation claims, including the proceedings brought against Sarah Hermitage by the Tanzanian businessman Reginald Mengi, a claim which Carter-Ruck successfully defended whilst acting under a conditional fee agreement.

Dominic also has extensive experience in advising on pre-publication matters. On behalf of clients in such divergent fields as retail, private security and healthcare, he has secured the amendment or complete withdrawal of defamatory allegations before their intended broadcast or publication in the national press, often working closely with clients’ public relations advisors to respond effectively to journalists’ enquiries.

Dominic has also assisted in obtaining injunctions before the High Court in cases involving the protection of Article 8 rights, and he continues to advise clients in relation to the actual or threatened infringement of their rights of privacy, confidentiality and over their personal data. Dominic is currently acting in a claim deriving from the Metropolitan Police investigation into corrupt payments to public officials (Operation Elveden).

In commercial litigation, Dominic also has a broad range of experience in proceedings involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence, including high-value proceedings against solicitors and professional corporate administrators. A particular focus of his work has been on disputes arising from property development.

In addition to working in the firm’s practice, Dominic has been a key contributor to Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy, writing for the 6th Edition of the firm’s book.

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