Dean Underwood

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Dean is marked out by the legal directories as a leading junior in landlord and tenant, property, public and administrative law, and has a particular expertise in housing and related administrative law.

He also has expertise in local government, regulation and the licensing of private sector accommodation. He advises and represents local authorities and landlords nationwide, as well as individuals.

Dean specialises in landlord and tenant, property, public and administrative law and has particular expertise in housing and related administrative law. He also has expertise in local government, regulation and the licensing of private sector accommodation.

Dean advises and represents local authorities and landlords nationwide, as well as individuals. He has experience in all courts, from County Court to Supreme Court and appears regularly before the First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal’s Administrative and Property Chambers.

Dean is widely regarded as a leader in his field. He is consistently ranked as a leading junior in housing, property and administrative law in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Clients say of him:

“Knowledgeable and seasoned practitioner who is incredibly hard-working.” “A favourite with clients.” “Very prompt at providing advice and an excellent advocate in court.” Chambers and Partners 2019

He is praised for his “methodical advocacy and adept representation of local authorities and social landlords at all levels of court and tribunal.” Chambers and Partners 2018

“He is wedded to the sector; a social housing machine.” Legal 500 2017

“He gets results, and his friendly and down-to-earth manner makes him a client favourite.” Legal 500 2017

“He’s an excellent advocate … understands the sector very, very well and is easy to deal with – someone you can rely on.” Chambers and Partners 2016

“He is outstanding …produces clear paperwork, writes well and has an excellent grip on all the legal issues.” Chambers and Partners 2015

“He keeps his ear to the ground and is always informed on developments in the sector.” Legal 500 2015

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