Ms Dominique Smith > Deka Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Deka Chambers
3-5 Norwich Street


Dominique Smith is an experienced and approachable advocate, who is regularly instructed in complex and high-value injury claims.

She acts for both claimants and defendants in a variety of personal injury, clinical negligence, and travel claims. She also has experience of acting in inquests.

She has a particular expertise in cross-border clinical negligence claims, deaths abroad, jurisdictional issues, and package travel regulation cases. She also frequently acts in cases involving the Montreal and Athens Conventions.

Dominique is often instructed on appeals in cases in which she was not involved at first instance. She is currently being led by John Ross KC in a multi-party noise-induced hearing loss claim.

Dominique is a co-author of the leading textbook, Saggerson on Travel Law and Litigation (7th Edition). She has also recently authored ‘A Practical Guide to Cross-Border Clinical Negligence Claims’, due for publication at the end of 2022.



  • Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee
  • Inns of Court Alliance for Women
  • Inner Temple Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee


  • University of Law (London Bloomsbury), Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)
  • University of Surrey, Law LLB (First Class Honours)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Dominique SmithDeka Chambers ‘Willing and able, clever and capable of very hard work and insight. A good legal brain and all-round star in-the-making.’

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Dominique SmithDeka Chambers ‘She is punching well above her weight in terms of years of call. A pair of safe hands even on difficult cases.’