Dominic Roberts has a broad based practice in commercial law and advises on both contentious and transactional matters. He is regularly instructed by the legal departments of major corporates and by accountancy firms to advise on specific issues arising on corporate and other transactions.
He has significant experience in resolving claims arising out of complex contractual documentation. Dominic also advises on professional negligence claims, in particular those relating to company or financial matters. Dominic was previously an equity partner at a leading national law firm where he was both a litigation and corporate partner.
Dominic advises on all aspects of company law, directors’ duties, corporate governance and statutory compliance. He has advised on and acted in disputes on shareholders’ agreements and articles of association as well as advising on unfair prejudice proceedings and on class consent and statutory squeeze-outs. He regularly advises major corporates and accountants on legal issues relating to dividends, other income and capital distributions and the presentation and preparation of financial accounts. His work includes advice on reductions of capital on both court-confirmed and solvency statement schemes; book and fair values in relation to non-cash distributions; net asset tests; establishment of merger and group reconstruction reserves; and the recognition of group assets at fair value via intra-group reconstructions. His practice also includes advice on the legal classification of equity and debt instruments for financial reporting and other purposes and on equity structures including the utilisation of B and C share schemes and the use of cash-box structures. Dominic was awarded The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers’ Award in relation to his work on the concept of a contractual profit reserve. He also advises on general corporate transactions including acquisition agreements and takeover schemes as well as group reconstructions, re-organisations and simplifications. Dominic also has significant experience of director disqualification proceedings and in carrying out internal investigations for major corporates as well as acting for companies in relation to statutory investigations initiated by the Secretary of State. Dominic was previously an equity partner at a leading national law firm.
Dominic has also advised on the takeovers of a number of well-known companies including James Beattie and Interflora.
Please read the following information carefully. This privacy notice contains information about the information collected, stored and otherwise processed about you and the reasons for the processing. It also tells you who I share this information with, the security mechanisms I have put in place to protect your data and how to contact me in the event you need further information.
Who Am I?
Dominic Roberts collects, uses and is responsible for personal information about you. When I do this I am the ‘controller’ of this information for the purposes of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
If you need to contact me about your data or the processing carried out you can use the contact details at the end of this document.
What do I do with your information?
Information collected: When carrying out the provision of legal services or providing a reference I collect some or all of the following personal information that you provide:
Information collected from other sources: .The same categories of information may also be obtained from third parties, such as other legal professionals or experts, members of the public, your family and friends, witnesses, courts and other tribunals, investigators, government departments, regulators, public records and registers,
Whether information has to be provided by you, and why
If I have been instructed by you or on your behalf on a case or if you have asked for a reference, your personal information has to be provided to enable me to provide you with advice or representation or the reference, and to enable me to comply with my professional obligations and to keep accounting records.
The legal basis for processing your personal information
I rely on the following as the lawful bases on which I collect and use your personal information:
Who will I share your personal information with?
If you are a client, some of the information you provide will be protected by legal professional privilege unless and until the information becomes public in the course of any proceedings or otherwise. As a barrister I have an obligation to keep your information confidential, except where it otherwise becomes public or is disclosed as part of the case or proceedings.
It may be necessary to share your information with the following:
I may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any other civil or criminal proceedings, without my consent or yours, which includes privileged information. I may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where required or permitted by law.
The personal information I obtain may include information which has been obtained from:
How long will I store your personal data?
I will normally store all your information:
As explained above, I am relying on your explicit consent to process your information in categories (f) to (h) above. You provided this consent when you agreed that I would provide legal services or you asked me to provide a reference. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, but this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing activity I have carried out prior to you withdrawing your consent. However, where I also rely on other bases for processing your information, you may not be able to prevent processing of your data. For example, if you have asked me to work for you and I have spent time on your case, you may owe me money which I will be entitled to claim. If there is an issue with the processing of your information, please contact my clerks using the contact details below.
Under the GDPR, you have a number of rights that you can exercise in certain circumstances. These are free of charge. In summary, you may have the right to:
If you want more information about your rights under the GDPR please see the Guidance from the Information Commissioners Office on Individual’s rights under the GDPR. If you want to exercise any of these rights, please:
I will respond to you within one month from when I receive your request.
How to make a complaint?
The GDPR also gives you the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners’ Office if you are in the UK, or with the supervisory authority of the Member State where you work, normally live or where the alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The Information Commissioner’s Office can be contacted at http://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
I do not intend to process your personal information except for the reasons stated within this privacy notice. If this changes, this privacy notice will be amended and placed on the Chambers website.
Changes to this privacy notice
This privacy notice was published on 4 March 2019 and last updated on that day. I continually review my privacy practices and may change this policy from time to time. When I do it will be placed on the Chambers’ website.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information I hold about you, please contact me or my clerks. The best way to contact me is to write to me at St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5LS or contact my clerks by email at email address email@example.com or by phone at 0121 246 7000.
Worcester College, University of Oxford, M.A (Lit. Hum.)