Dominic is a barrister and has been the MP for Beaconsfield since 1997. He was the Shadow Attorney General from 2003-09 and Shadow Home Secretary from 2008-09. Under the new Government Dominic has been appointed Attorney General.
Dominic was educated at Westminster School and went on to Magdalen College, Oxford where he studied Modern History. Then he studied Law and was called to the Bar in 1980.
During the 1980s Dominic also served as a local councillor in Fulham and was Chairman of the Research Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers. He is bilingual in French.
Dominic is married to Caroline, who is also a barrister, and they have two teenage sons: James and Hugo.