Dominique Gillan > Chambers of George Coates > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Coates
Guildford Chambers

Work Department



  • Dominique has developed an extensive practice in the field of ancillary relief. The number and spectrum of cases she deals with means that she has a well rounded comprehension of business accounts, pension provision, bankruptcy, non-disclosure and dissipation of assets. She receives instructions at all levels, ranging from needs based cases to the big money cases. Dominique has a careful and analytical approach to her cases, and has developed a reputation for providing realistic and comprehensive advice to her clients.
  • Dominique also practices in both the public and private aspects of Children Act cases, acting for parents, extended family, guardians and Local Authorities. The public law work she has done ranges from allegations of sexual and/or physical abuse, mental illness, abusive relationships, neglect, and substance abuse. In private law cases, she has been involved in disputes involving intractable hostility, leave to remove, and internal and international abduction.
  • In both these areas, Dominique is accustomed to dealing with expert witnesses from various fields.


Called 1998; Gray’s Inn. Published ‘Atkins Court Forms on Education Law’.


Fluent in Cantonese and Malay, and is currently learning to speak German.


Family Law Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit; Surrey and South London Bar Mess.


Queens University, Belfast (LLB (Hons)).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 4

Dominique GillanGuildford Chambers

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 4

Dominique GillanGuildford Chambers ‘Dominique is an extremely hardworking barrister who will go above and beyond for a client. She is meticulous with her work and has great attention to detail, especially in very complex children’s cases. Her attendance notes are clear, and her position statements are always well presented with clear arguments.’