Dominic was born and raised in Buckinghamshire. He studied law at Oxford and for a masters at Cambridge where he won the Clive Parry Award for International Law. Having joined the Foreign and Commonwealth office in 2000, he later left to become Chief of Staff to the Shadow Home Secretary, the Rt. Hon David Davis MP. In 2009 Dominic was selected to represent the Conservatives in the Esher and Walton Constituency in the 2010 general election. The Assault on Liberty is his first book.