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Transcontinental Trusts: Istanbul 2024
2-4 October 2024
InterContinental HotelIstanbul, Turkey

Dominic Crossley
Partner at Payne Hicks Beach


Dominic is Head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department and Privacy & Media Law Team.

Dominic is a highly experienced litigator who is well known for his specialism in the law of privacy, breach of confidence, defamation and harassment but the nature of his clients and instructions has led to him being instructed in cases covering a multitude of issues.

Clients contact Dominic to resolve complex business and personal disputes and often when they are subject to unwanted national and international media intrusion, protecting against and investigating malicious reputational attack, dealing with social media misuse; suspected unlawful breach of privacy and loss of confidential information, including by way of phone-hacking or cyber-crime; and stalking, harassment or being threatened.

For over two decades he has acted in leading cases for well-known actors, preeminent businesspeople and companies, politicians, sportspersons and musicians. He is often instructed at times of crisis, and in relation to sensitive, complex issues for corporate entities and institutions as well as individuals.

Inevitably, the majority of Dominic’s work is highly confidential, however, instructions that in the public domain include: acting for Princess Haya in her proceedings against Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum (in the High Court and Court of Appeal); representing Steve Coogan; acting in Max Mosley’s case against the News of the World and the Leveson Inquiry, in which Dominic acted for all of the 53 “Core Participant Victims”. He has acted in ground-breaking privacy claims in all appellate courts including the European Court of Human Rights.

Dominic has received a whole host of industry accolades throughout his career, most recently with recognition in Chambers & Partners High Net Worth and UK Guides, The Legal 500 UK, The Spear’s 500 and The Lawyer Hot 100. He is the author of numerous articles written for the legal press and contribution to the media and served for five years on the firm’s Management Board.

Agenda Sessions

  • Privacy in the modern world: Transparency in the West vs Privacy in the East