Mr Dominic Justin Woolard

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Barrister Status:
Employed
Called:
Oct 2008
Inn:
Lincoln's Inn
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (3 person)
Decision date
19/01/2021
Breach details:
Professional misconduct, contrary to Core Duty 3, 5 and / or rC8 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (9th Edition).
Offence details:

Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, acted without integrity and / or did something which could be reasonably seen by the public to undermine his integrity in that on 21 December 2018, he held A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, by or around the neck, an intimate part of the body as between professional colleagues, while saying to her, “I really wanted to smack your arse,” or words to that effect, and the touching was intentional, the touching was sexual, A did not consent to the touching, and Dominic Woolard did not reasonably believe that A consented to the touching.
Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession, in that on 21 December 2018, he held A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, by or around the neck, an intimate part of the body as between professional colleagues, while saying to her, “I really wanted to smack your arse,” or words to that effect, and the touching was intentional, the touching was sexual, A did not consent to the touching, and Dominic Woolard did not reasonably believe that A consented to the touching.
Dominic Woolard, a practicing barrister, acted without integrity and / or did something which could be reasonably seen by the public to undermine his integrity in that on 21 December 2018, he held A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, by or around the neck, an intimate part of the body as between professional colleagues, while saying to her, “I really wanted to smack your arse,” or words to that effect of violating A’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or otherwise offensive environment for A.
Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession, in that on 21 December 2018, he held A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, by or around the neck, an intimate part of the body as between professional colleagues, while saying to her, “I really wanted to smack your arse,” or words to that effect, which was unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which had the purpose or effect of violating A’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or otherwise offensive environment for A.

Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, acted without integrity and / or did something which could be reasonably seen by the public to undermine his integrity in that on 21 December 2018, he slapped A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, on the bottom with a slap which caused her physical pain, and the touching was intentional, the touching was sexual, A did not consent to the touching, and Dominic Woolard did not reasonably believe that A consented to the touching.
Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession, in that on 21 December 2018, he slapped A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, on the bottom with a slap which caused her physical pain, and the touching was intentional, the touching was sexual, A did not consent to the touching, and Dominic Woolard did not reasonably believe that A consented to the touching.
Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, acted without integrity and / or did something which could be reasonably seen by the public to undermine his integrity in that on 21 December 2018, he slapped A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, on the bottom with a slap which caused her physical pain, which was unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which had the purpose or effect of violating A’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or otherwise offensive environment for A.
Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession, in that on 21 December 2018, he slapped A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, on the bottom with a slap which caused her physical pain, which was unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which had the purpose or effect of violating A’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or otherwise offensive environment for A.
Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, acted without integrity and / or did something which could be reasonably seen by the public to undermine his integrity in that on 21 December 2018, he pulled A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, on to his lap, and the touching was intentional, the touching was sexual, A did not consent to the touching, and Dominic Woolard did not reasonably believe that A consented to the touching.
Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession, in that on 21 December 2018, he pulled A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, on to his lap, and the touching was intentional, the touching was sexual, A did not consent to the touching, and Dominic Woolard did not reasonably believe that A consented to the touching.
Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, acted without integrity and / or did something which could be reasonably seen by the public to undermine his integrity in that on 21 December 2018, he pulled A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, on to his lap, which was unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which had the purpose or effect of violating A’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or otherwise offensive environment for A.
Dominic Woolard, a practising barrister, behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in him or in the profession, in that on 21 December 2018, he pulled A, over whom he was in a position of professional seniority, on to his lap, which was unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which had the purpose or effect of violating A’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or otherwise offensive environment for A.

Sanction:
Reprimanded and fined in the sum of £6000
Costs:
£3,600.00
Status:
Final