Dominic Connolly > Chambers of David Josse KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse KC
5 St Andrews Hill
LONDON
EC4V 5BZ
England

Work Department

Dominic is a specialist criminal practitioner with experience in murder, manslaughter, organised crime, heavy fraud, serious sex offences and the proceeds of crime. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

Position

An experienced criminal practitioner whose practice principally concerns serious and large-scale organised crime. He is a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Grade 4 prosecutor and is on the CPS rape and serious sexual offences list.

Dominic is ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading individual in crime at the London Bar.

‘ Dominic combines a fierce cross-examination style with compelling advocacy abilities. A robust junior. ’

The Legal 500 2022

For some years, Dominic has prosecuted in serious and high profile cases as leading Counsel including murder (as leading junior and on his own), manslaughter, death by dangerous / careless driving, kidnapping and corruption. He has prosecuted as leading junior, many complex, multi-handed cases of drug smuggling and other forms of organised crime.

As Standing Counsel to Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (RCPO), he has been instructed in the prosecution of the most serious offences for RCPO and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency. In addition, he undertakes cases across the full range of serious criminal work.

He has extensive experience of all issues relating to Public Interest Immunity and has lectured on the subject.

Sexual Offences

Dominic is regularly instructed in cases of rape, historic sexual abuse, child “grooming” and indecent images. He has extensive experience of dealing with vulnerable witnesses and special measures.

Business Crime
Dominic’s work as Standing Counsel to Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (RCPO), involved being instructed in the prosecution of serious and complex financial crime for RCPO including missing trader fraud, tax evasion, VAT fraud, excise fraud and money laundering. In addition, he is regularly instructed by the Central Fraud Group (fiscal and non-fiscal) and the South East Complex Casework Unit in advance fee frauds and e-crime.

Proceeds of Crime
A significant proportion of Dominic’s practice relates to the restraint, confiscation and forfeiture of the proceeds of crime in the Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, High Court and Crown Court. A number of his cases are reported, including the leading cases of Patel, Attorney-General’s Reference No. 3 of 2003 and Allpress.

Career

  • CPS Grade 4 prosecutor and is on the CPS rape and serious sexual offences list.
  • CPS Grade 4 specialist prosecutor: Fraud and Serious Crime.
  • Appointed Standing Counsel to HM Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (RCPO) in 2008.
  • Band C (10 years’ call and above) appointed advocate for the General Dental Council (GDC).

Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • South Eastern Circuit.
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.
  • Kent Bar Mess.
  • Football Association affiliated lawyer.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Dominic Connolly – 5 St Andrews Hill ‘Dominic is a robust and effective advocate. He knows his papers back-to-front and deploys the facts to devastating effect to dismantle a defendant’s case in cross-examination.’