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Payne Hicks Beach

Defamation/Reputation Management: High Net Worth

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Payne Hicks Beach has a strong team which manages defamation and reputation management issues for high net worth individuals. "They are a go-to firm for these sorts of matters - I think that they are the standout," says one industry source.

One client states: "They are absolutely fantastic on all levels - they have such a personalised approach to service and care that they provide. They are very responsive and committed to clients, and their service is second to none in my eyes." The client continues: "The personalisation of the service and tactical awareness is what sets them apart from the others in my eyes. They went above and beyond for me and it was this that I appreciated; I felt like I was their only client."

Notable practitioners

Dominic Crossley has a fantastic reputation for his expertise in defamation and reputation management for high net worth individuals. Several sources consider him one of the best solicitors in this area, with one source recognising him as "a class apart from other people in his field." The source adds: "He is exceptionally good with exceptional experience. I would consider him the best man for the job." One commentator says: "I find him really strong. He is very straightforward and pragmatic, and it's the pragmatism that clients respond to." Another commentator reports: "He is good to work with, very measured, very approachable, and gives good pragmatic advice."

Hanna Basha focuses her practice on advising high net worth individuals on defamation, privacy and data protection matters. One media insider reports that "she is fantastic - she is very calm and collected, which is a big deal with clients when they are at a point of crisis," and continues: "She brings a really good perspective, she's seen it all, she's done it all. She's not fazed by anything." Another source says: "Having Hanna on my side and having her support kept me going with the case. Her tactics, awareness and understanding of the potential traps and pitfalls were invaluable. She delivered an outstanding result and I am forever grateful for what she has done for me. She was totally great."

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Overview

Payne Hicks Beach specialises in managing and protecting client reputations through extensive experience in this area of law and an intimate understanding of how the media and publishers work. 

We act for high net worth international private clients and entrepreneurs both nationally and internationally, in particular from the Middle East, Russia and mainland Europe. Our work encompasses a wide range of clients and circumstances including those from sectors including sports, private equity firms and executives, politics, entertainment, corporate advisers, healthcare (safeguarding reputations in the media, including advising  individual surgeons, private clinics and hospital trusts) and landed estates (acting for estates and family offices in relation to media issues). 

Much of the work undertaken by the team is confidential pre-publication work for high profile individuals. The range of work also commonly undertaken includes advising on: significant reputational attacks, unwanted media/social media attention faced by high net worth individuals, Libel, Privacy, Harassment and Data Protection Act issues, pre-publication issues for publishers, litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings, phone hacking claims for claimants; online-publication, cyber-stalking, Norwich Pharmacal applications, pursuing urgent interim injunctions and claims for breach of confidence.

All enquiries are handled with the utmost sensitivity.

Members

Crossley, Dominic (Head of Department)

Basha, Hanna

Basha, Hanna

Grant, Nick

Mills, Maya

Willan, Andrew

Defamation/Reputation Management: High Net Worth Department

Payne Hicks Beach

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Department location

10 New Square

Lincoln's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3QG

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Defamation/Reputation Management: High Net Worth


Dominic Crossley
Band 1
Hanna Basha
Band 3