Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

11 March 2014

Payne Hicks Beach appoints leading Dispute Resolution Partner

Payne Hicks Beach is delighted to announce that leading dispute resolution lawyer, Dominic Crossley, joined the firm as a Partner on 10 March. Dominic is an experienced and respected commercial litigator but is particularly well known for his defamation and privacy work. His appointment strengthens further the Payne Hicks Beach Reputation Management Team established by highly rated defamation and privacy Partner Sarah Webb. Both are ranked with the legal directories and will lead a strong specialist team within the Dispute Resolution Department.

Dominic was previously head of the Defamation and Reputation Management team at Collyer Bristow LLP. He has a wealth of experience of high profile cases and is widely regarded as a leading specialist in the law of privacy, defamation and harassment. His clients include prominent individuals from the fields of politics, business, sport and entertainment. Amongst recent instructions, Dominic acted for the Core Participant Victims in the Leveson Inquiry.

Peter Black, Managing Partner, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Dominic to Payne Hicks Beach. He brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience, particularly of high profile media cases, which will significantly add to the success of our highly regarded Dispute Resolution team. His arrival is part of the recent successful strategy of lateral hires including partners from Trowers & Hamlins LLP, Fenwick Elliott LLP and Dundas & Wilson LLP."

About Dominic Crossley

  • The current Chambers & Partners UK 2014 edition commends Dominic for his "great legal work and great client handling" and this year's, The Legal 500 2013 quotes that he is "one of the leading figures in this area" and is noted for his "sound judgement" and ability to "make clients feel they are in safe hands". He has featured in previous editions of both legal directories wherein he is praised for his expertise and exemplary client care.
  • Dominic writes articles and contributions for the national and legal press.

About Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach has 60 lawyers and provides specialist legal services to private and commercial clients.

The firm has a reputation for handling complex problems, we provide solutions that are incisive, straightforward and creative.

The structure and commitment to outstanding client service means that all their specialist advisers work closely with each other to deliver seamless advice across all of their practice areas.

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