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Year of Call: 2006

E: dominiccrossley@enterprisechambers.com

T: 0113 246 0391

Clerk: Joanne Caunt

Clerk: Ellen McInall

Profile

Dominic’s practice encompasses all aspects of chancery law with a particular focus on real property, and wills, probate and trusts.

Dominic’s property practice covers disputes concerning adverse possession, easements, boundaries and covenants as well as disputes over co-ownership of land and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, and claims involving proprietary estoppel. He has a great deal of experience in the various property tribunals, in particular the Land Registration Division of the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal, being the author of a book about the previous incarnation of the tribunal, the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry (published by Bloomsbury in 2013).  Dominic also undertakes the full spectrum of commercial and residential landlord and tenant work.

On the probate side Dominic’s practice includes disputes over the validity of wills, applications for removal or substitution of personal representatives, rectification claims, claims for the restitution of estate property and solemn form probate claims, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Dominic has also undertaken drafting work in the field of wills and probate.  Dominic has experience with claims in the Court of Protection.

Dominic also undertakes a range of commercial work, including contractual and tortious claims, sale of goods, debt, and claims for return of goods.

Dominic regularly presents seminars on matters falling within his areas of specialty and his happy to discuss the provision of in-house training.  Dominic recently took part in a day-long seminar dealing with all aspects of agricultural law.

  • "He's unflappable, has a very pleasant client manner and is practical and straightforward in his advice." "In terms of advocacy, he's focused and effective."

    Chambers & Partners 2020, Chancery
  • "The depth of knowledge he has is phenomenal and clients can relate to him." "Very user-friendly for solicitors and clients."

    Chambers & Partners 2020, Real Estate
  • He's got a lot of common sense and he's got good judgement. He is very measured in how he deals with things and very considered in anything he does. He's just very detailed and meticulous in how he deals with everything.

    He's just very calm and doesn't get worked up about things. He is always pragmatic and really puts clients at ease.

    Chambers & Partners 2019, Chancery
  • Extremely clever and extremely capable in interpreting vast amounts of information. Very thorough.

    Recent work: Provided representation in connection with an application to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) to discharge or modify restrictive covenants.

    Chambers & Partners 2019, Real Estate
  • Recommended for the enforcement of commercial securities.

    Legal 500 2020, Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery
  • A very capable advocate.

    Legal 500 2020, Property
  • Highly experienced across the spectrum of Chancery law.

    Legal 500 2019, Commercial, Banking, Insolvency & Chancery
  • Very pragmatic in his approach to cases; clients love him

    Legal 500 2019, Property
  • His technical expertise is first-rate.

    A robust and very approachable barrister.

    Legal 500 2018
  • His advice is concise and practical and he's personable with clients...Thoughtful, careful and a safe pair of hands.

    Incredibly thorough and completely trustworthy. Very practical in his approach as well. Easy to deal with, pragmatic, experienced and technically capable. He is a standout.

    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • His client manner is where he excels: he explains things in a clear way and understand the underlying issues really well.

    Chambers and Partners 2017
  • I think he is extremely good, his advice is always very clear and pragmatic. He is also very reliable, he has never let me down.

    Chambers and Partners 2016
  • As a former solicitor himself, he understands what is useful to the professional client... He is tremendous on his feet. He is not given to grandiose gesturing or posturing; he very much sticks to the facts and that seems to impress judges

    Chambers and Partners 2015
  • He is widely tipped for an impressive future in the Chancery Bar. He is regularly engaged on wills and probate disputes and property law matters... He has great integrity, he’s very good in court and he always goes the extra mile. He takes a very modern, pragmatic approach – I have nothing but praise for him

    Chambers and Partners 2015

Practice Areas

Significant Cases

Career and Associations

2006 - Called to the bar

2004 - Admitted as solicitor

2002 - Inns of Court School of Law: Diploma in Legal Practice (distinction)

2001 - City University, London: Diploma in Law

2000 (M.A. 2003) - The Queen’s College, Oxford: B.A. Literae Humaniores (Classics)

Bradford Grammar School

Chancery Bar Association (formerly north-eastern circuit representative)

Northern Chancery Bar Association

Property Bar Association

North-eastern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

North-eastern Circuit

Publications

Land Registry Adjudication (Bloomsbury, 2013)