We were delighted to hear that David (Dom) Tyack (Ca 84-85 / S 85-89) has recently been appointed a QC or, as it’s known, “taken Silk”. David is based at No5 Barristers’ Chambers in Birmingham and London, where he has been specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury for the last 17 years.
David was formally appointed on 15th March 2021, however, due to COVID, this was done without ceremony and by email. We were thrilled to hear that the traditional swearing-in at Westminster and the Royal Courts of Justice was eventually able to take place on 1st November 2021.
On leaving King’s, David studied Law at Christ Church, Oxford. He was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1994.
Appointment to QC (Queen’s Counsel) is a huge honour. Appointment is by the Queen, following a comprehensive application process, and recognises excellence in advocacy and learning in the law. “Silks” are generally instructed in the most significant cases and have the privilege of sitting within the inner bar of court.
Speaking of his appointment and the swearing in, David told us, “I am thrilled and honoured to take Silk and hope to live up the appointment. I had a wonderful day to mark the occasion of my swearing-in, which I was delighted to celebrate with my wife Yuko, children Dylan and Yasmin, parents and many friends and colleagues. Unfortunately my sister Sarah (Co 84-86) could not be there as she lives in the States but we did manage to celebrate with her a few weeks before.”
A huge well done to David on this recognition.