Dominic Watkins > DWF > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

I am Head of DWF’s internationally renowned food sector group as well as being Head of Regulatory in London.




I focus on regulatory compliance and defence for the food, retail & hospitality sectors; I help clients launch and maintain products on the market. I also focus on developments in renewable energy.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Health and safety

(Leading individuals)

Dominic WatkinsDWF

DWF‘s health & safety team covers all aspects of the field, offering compliance advice and litigation expertise nationally. The firm’s regulatory practice includes enforcement defence, judicial review cases, as well as working with the government to support changes in the law. Steffan Groch and Dominic Watkins lead the the group, with Watkins a member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Better Regulation panel. Key sectors for the team include food/retail, energy, transport, and construction/manufacturing, with the firm maintaining a equal split of insurer/ large corporate clients. Hilary Ross‘ expertise is primarily in strategy planning for large corporates, and she has a record of successfully keeping her clients from prosecution.  Ross also sits on the BEIS Better Regulation panel.

London > Insurance > Product liability: defendant

DWF acts as a trusted adviser to national and international insurers and companies which are active in the automotive, aviation and manufacturing industries, as well as from the energy and life science sectors, among others. The team is well versed in advising on the civil and criminal aspects of compliance and litigation matters. The key contacts are Peter Barnes, who has a specialism in dealing with Japan-related queries; Hilary Ross and Dominic Watkins. Charlotte Kelly was promoted to partner in early 2021.