Before becoming a Solicitor, Dominik was a teacher for seven years where he developed his interest in Education Law and practice. He graduated from the Business School at Kingston University before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2002 with Russell Jones & Walker where he became a Partner and Head of Charities & Social Enterprises in 2007. Dominik joined the Charity Department at Hunters as a Partner in April 2012.
Dominik specialises in the strategic development, social enterprise and investment powers of charities and not-for-profit organizations. He has extensive knowledge and experience in establishing not-for-profit organizations including charities providing them with practical advice and guidance with a commercial steer. His achievements include lobbying successfully for an amendment to the Charities Bill 2005 on behalf of the emergency and rescue services which was adopted in the Charities Act 2006.
He has worked closely with Central Government in the UK to create uniquely funded and targeted national schemes to support public sector workers and their families. He played a key role in the representation of benevolent and other welfare charities in the recent Attorney General’s Reference to the Charity Tribunal which sought clarification in the law relating to charities operating for the relief of poverty.
Dominik is recommended in the Charity and Not-for-profit section of the Legal 500 2016, highlighted for his knowledge of the investment powers and reporting obligations of charities.