Dominic Walker

Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

Location: Manchester

Trainee Solicitors

Dominic joined the Private Client Department of JMW Solicitors in August 2017 to work on property transactions and commenced his training contract shortly after. .

Dominic is a former political adviser at the House of Commons, having worked for a Member of Parliament on the Defamation Bill Committee (later The Defamation Act 2013).

In this role, he was tasked with consulting key media and legal stakeholders along with pressure groups to ensure that, through his MP, a plurality of viewpoints were set before the bill committee.

He is a former media professional, having started at the BBC before moving into the commercial radio sector. It was this experience that initially brought him to the House of Commons role, which started when he was recruited as Press Secretary to the MP he later advised on defamation.

In the role as Press Secretary, Dominic looked after media relations for a series of high profile events. He was personally thanked by Rt. Hon. David Cameron for assisting him at a ‘town hall’ style question and answer event in Lancashire.

Dominic graduated from Edge Hill University Law School having completed a First Class Dissertation on s.4 of the Defamation Act 2013.

He was awarded Sports Law Student of the Year from the Centre for Sports Law Research. In 2016 he received the Freedom of the City of London.

Dominic enjoys rugby and was previously a truly awful player for the Houses of Parliament team ‘The Political Animals’.

His interest in sports also extends to working as lounge host and stadium announcer for a variety of major clubs including Warrington Wolves, Burnley Football Club and Liverpool Football Club.

Dominic is also a regular columnist for the Warrington Guardian and a Trustee of the Canal Boat Adventure Project in Runcorn.

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