Dominic heads up the firm's Dispute Resolution services. He acts in commercial disputes, including litigation, arbitration and ADR and in insolvency and corporate recovery work.
His practice areas include commercial contract disputes, professional negligence matters, IT cases, trust proceedings, company proceedings, shareholder and partnership disputes, cross-border disputes, financial services cases and insolvency and corporate recovery. He also advises boards of directors on aspects of corporate governance and is an experienced mediation advocate. His clients include a range of publicly quoted companies and private companies (both domestic and international), charities, partnerships, local authorities, high net worth individuals as well as leading insolvency practitioners in the region.
Dominic was a Commercial Litigator at a City of London law firm, both in London and in Hong Kong, before joining Hewitsons in 1991.
Dominic has been appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Northamptonshire and holds the office of Under Sheriff of Northamptonshire. He is one of South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership’s (SEMLEP) Ambassadors and is Honorary Solicitor of the Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs (NAYC)
His professional memberships include: Member of the Civil Litigation Section of the Law Society, Full Member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and Associate Member of the UK Constitutional Law Association.
Ranked as a Leading Individual, and Hall of Fame Member, in the Legal 500 2021 guide and is ranked by the Chambers & Partners 2020 guide.
Recognised in the 9th edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2021.
Date of Qualification
2nd October, 1989
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‘Dominic Hopkins demonstrates a very thorough understanding of the litigation process and provides very clear and understandable advice."
Legal 500 2020
“Very thorough, and very detail-oriented.”
Legal 500 2020
"Provides excellent guidance and is very patient in the way he explains complex legal matters in a way that non-legal people can understand."
Chambers & Partners 2020
"Clients describe Dominic as 'a very supportive lawyer' who 'gets on well with clients and is very good on detail."
Chambers & Partners 2019