Welcome to my website.
My clients say that they improve their results when they improve their communication skills – this is what I help them to do. To find out more, or to see examples of my work, please navigate through the menu. This short video outlines some of what I do in ghostwriting:
My work ranges from thought leadership and report writing to digital content and media training for a range of clients including: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the European best friends of Slaughter and May, Hogan Lovells, CMS, Bird & Bird, Forsters, Fieldfisher, Sullivan & Cromwell, Lockton, Kroll, Butterfield Trust, J.P. Morgan as well as IT companies servicing the international legal market, including Fulcrum Global Technologies: The Top 20 Legal Innovators, and Enable Business Solutions.
In addition, I undertake video interviews, on issues such as legal technology and AI, for example with Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr and BT Legal COO Chris Fowler, and below with Professor Richard Susskind OBE: author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms, national governments and the Lord Chief Justice.
WRITING & JOURNALISM
I contribute to Legal Business, Legal Week, the Times, Sunday Times, Telegraph and Guardian. Typical of my reports are those for LWI (American Lawyer Media): Best Legal Employers, Best Legal Advisers, Best Legal Technology. My books, Heads Up and No Ordinary Man, were serialised by the Times and the Daily Mail.
And if you want to know a lot more about Jeremy Thorpe’s extraordinary QC George Carman, I strongly recommend the warts-and-all biography by his son Dominic Carman. It’s one of the best biographies I’ve ever read
— Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) 3 June 2018
Papers. Law firms periodically use my reports and articles to promote their expertise: LWI: Keystone Law; The Times: Bindmans; Legal Week: Mishcon de Reya, Cuatrecasas (Spain), and Vieira de Almeida (Portugal); Legal Business: Walder Wyss (Switzerland).
CONFERENCES & PUBLIC SPEAKING
Conference organisers and law firms invite me to speak and to moderate panels. Recent events include:
* Judging the British Legal Awards 2018 * Shortlisting the Legal Business Awards 2018 & 2019 * Judging the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2017, 2018, 2019
* Presenting my report findings on how the Top 100 law firms can benefit when pitching for new business at the Law Firm Marketing Summit, London
* Chairing Question Time at Legal Week CONNECT with the following panellists: Sir William Blair, formerly Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court; Mr Justice Knowles CBE; James Libson, Head of Private, Mishcon de Reya; Corey Stoughton, Advocacy Director, Liberty
* Presenting a 45 minute keynote address on the future of independent law firms in Europe to 180 lawyers at a conference in Berlin
* Attending and producing reports on the International Private Client Forum, held at at Villa d’Este, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy
* Chairing a full day offshore law firms event. Speakers included partners from: Appleby, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Harneys, Maples and Calder, Mourant Ozannes, Ogier and Walkers
* Moderating a cybersecurity panel at the Global Independent Law Firms Forum 2018 comprised of: Roger Meltzer, Global Co-Chairman DLA Piper, USA; Steve Albrecht, General Counsel, Strategy, Structure & Operations, Barclays, UK; and Amy Pope, Partner, Schillings UK and former cybersecurity adviser to President Obama
* Devising and managing the Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit 2018 programme including Lord Neuberger, former President of the Supreme Court, and Lord Gold, former senior partner of Herbert Smith Freehills
I have appeared on: BBC News, ITV News, Channel 4 News, Sky News, BBC Daily Politics, BBC Sunday Politics, Newsnight, R4 Today, R5 Live, and LBC. Among others, I have been interviewed by Michael Crick, John Humphrys and Andrew Neil. I have also contributed to several BBC, ITV and Channel 4 documentaries. As an example, I am interviewed here in a BBC R4 programme about Lord Leveson. Below is my interview with Kroll:
WHAT OTHERS SAY
* Susan Bright, Regional Managing Partner UK & Africa, Hogan Lovells: “I have worked with Dominic on a number of thought leadership projects. He is well connected and has an impressive insight into the key issues impacting law firms and in-house lawyers. He has good instincts about what will grab the attention of clients and the media.”
* Jon Bowd, Managing Editor, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer: “Dominic is talented, diligent and versatile. He has generated significant amounts of original content for high-profile internal projects. Dominic has proved his ability to grasp quickly the issues affecting sectors as diverse as private equity and low-carbon power, and countries including Brazil and Turkey. He has delivered work to a very high standard and to tight deadlines, and has proved an excellent interviewer.”
* Ross Webber, CEO, Bermuda Development Authority: “Dominic presented a very well researched, amusing and hard-hitting analysis of the way the “offshore” world and private wealth management is perceived and reported on in the UK. The depth, honesty and insight of his presentation were educational and enjoyable. This, coupled with his overall marshalling and summarising of the Legal Week Offshore Investment Forum, made it a pleasure to both be a presenter and participant.”
* Georgina Stanley, former Editor, Legal Week until October 2018: “Dominic is one of the best legal journalists around. He has an extensive understanding of the international commercial legal market – both law firms and the Bar – and a strong contact base across some of the largest law firms in the world. His interviewing skills mean he is able to extract insightful quotes that make his writing both informative and engaging. His writing is always clear and concise but he is also able to look beyond the facts to add the colour and human interest aspects.’
FIND OUT MORE
To read more about my background, click on Biography
To see what some of my other clients say, browse through Testimonials
For examples of my work, including recent reports, just download any of the 60 pdfs from Articles & Books
To get a better idea of how I might help your firm, take a look at Writing Services
If you would like help on a specific project, or if you have a general enquiry, please get in touch
Thank you for visiting my site. You can follow me on Twitter: @CarmanDominic