Dominic is a barrister and has been the MP for Beaconsfield since 1997. He was the Shadow Attorney General from 2003-09, Shadow Home Secretary from 2008-09 and Shadow Justice Secretary from 2009-10.
Under the Coalition Government Dominic was the Attorney General for England and Wales and the Advocate General for Northern Ireland until July 2014.
Dominic was educated at Westminster School and went on to Magdalen College, Oxford where he studied Modern History. Then he studied Law. He was called to the Bar in 1980 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2008. He is a bencher of his Inn of Court, the Middle Temple.
During the 1980s, Dominic served as a local councillor in Fulham. He was Chairman of the Research Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers between 1992 and 1997.
Dominic was elected Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee in September 2015. He has been a Member of the Standards and Privileges Committee and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers from 2015 to 2017. He is the President of the Franco-British Society and Vice-Chairman of the Franco-British Council. He is Honorary Recorder of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, a member of the Council of Management of Ditchley Park and a Trustee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.
Dominic is bilingual in French. Married to Caroline, a practising barrister. They have two adult sons: James and Hugo.