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10 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7465 4300
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Fax 020 7465 4400
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40 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.phb.co.uk

Dominic Crossley

Tel:
Work 020 7465 4300
Email:
Web:
www.phb.co.uk
Payne Hicks Beach

Work Department

Dispute Resolution/Privacy and Media Law

Position

Dominic specialises in the law of privacy/breach of confidence, defamation and harassment but his practice covers a range of different legal issues. Dominic is well known for acting for high profile individuals including actors, preeminent businesspeople, prominent politicians, sportspersons and musicians. Dominic’s work is often highly confidential however he has been involved a number of cases in the High Court that have helped develop the law of privacy and libel.  He also acted in the Leveson Inquiry into press misconduct.

In addition to his experience in media litigation, Dominic’s background is in commercial/civil litigation and he has handled high value disputes on behalf of large corporations, educational and sporting institutions, public sector bodies and entrepreneurs.  Cases include those relating to breach of contract, judicial review, breach of trust, breach of warranty, professional negligence, commercial agency and intellectual property.  He has acted in regulatory disputes, both in sport and other sectors

Career

Partner at Payne Hicks Beach since 2014

Member

CIArb


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Payne Hicks Beach's 'team is responsive, knowledgeable and really gets into the detail of a case, considering all angles from which it can be approached'. The disputes practice covers finance, professional negligence, commercial litigation in the motor industry, breach of warranty claims, marine law, property-related commercial matters, reputation management and judicial review. Dominic Crossley became head of the dispute resolution department in 2018, replacing Stephen King, who is now consultant. Richard Manyon is also highly rated, commercial litigation partner Lucas Moore was hired from Jones Day, and Ane Vernon was made partner.

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London: Public sector

Education: individuals

Within: Education: individuals

Payne Hicks Beach handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious education matters, led by newly promoted partner and 'standout player in this field' Ane Vernon, who is noted for her litigation experience. Vernon and Dominic Crossley are skilled in handling time-critical and sensitive matters such as admissions and exclusions for a range of private individual clients.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Leading individuals

Dominic Crossley - Payne Hicks Beach

Within: Reputation management

The 'terrific litigators and good tactitians' at Payne Hicks Beach take pride in handling sensitive reputation issues in an extraordinarily discrete way. The team is led by the 'incredibly knowledgeable' Hanna Basha, Lucas Moore and 'pin-sharp' Dominic Crossley and is well-known for advising on reputational attacks, commercial claims of confidence, as well as pre-publication issues and pursuing urgent interim injunctions. Apart from high-net-worth individuals, politicians and sportspeople, the firm's client list also includes private equity firms and executives. The 'diligent and creative' associate Andrew Willan is a name to note for libel, privacy and harassment claims.

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