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Cornerstone Barristers

Living Wage Living Wage
2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE, LONDON, WC1R 5JH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 4986
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 1166
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316 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.cornerstonebarristers.com
Birmingham, Cardiff, London

Dean Underwood

Tel:
Work 020 7242 4986
Email:
Cornerstone Barristers (Cornerstone Barristers)

Work Department

Public and administrative law; local government; social housing; property.

Career

Dean specialises in housing, administrative and public law, local government and property. He is Chair of the Social Housing Law Association.

His practice covers community care; council tax; homelessness; housing allocalion, licensing, management and regulation; human rights; service charges; welfare benefits. He .also has expertise in local government, regulation and the licensing of private sector accommodation. He advises and represents local.authorities and property·owners nationwide as well as individuals.

Dean appears regularly in the higher courts. Recent cases include: Sims v Dacorum BC [2014] UKSG63;'[2015] AC 1336; Evesham & Pershore HA v Werrett [2015] EWHC 1060; Meredith v King's Lynn & West Norfolk BC[2017] UKUT 2; Ahem v Southern Housing Group Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1934; Poplar HARCA v (1) Begum (2) Rahim [2017] UKHC 2040 (QB); R(ota Mohamed et al) v Thames Magistrates Court, Waltham Forest LBC and Station Estates Ltd
CO/2867/2017; R (ala Mohamed et al) v Waltham Forest LBC C0/5141/2017.

Called 2002; Middle Temple.

Languages

French; German.

Member

Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA); Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH); Property Bar Association (PBA); Social Housing Law Association (SHLA).

Education

St Julian’s School, Newport; Oxford University (1997 2(1) modern languages); University of Wales, Cardiff (2001 First Class law; 2002 BVC Outstanding).

Leisure

Running; spending time with family.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Dean Underwood - Cornerstone BarristersHe can immediately seize upon the issues in play and do so under significant time pressure.

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Property litigation and agriculture

Within: Property litigation – Leading juniors

Dean Underwood - Cornerstone BarristersA true expert, his enthusiasm for his work is quite evident.

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Social housing

Within: Social housing – Leading juniors

Dean Underwood - Cornerstone BarristersExtensive experience with the intersection of public law and social housing.

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