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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Work 01482 325242
Fax 01482 212974
11920 HULL-1

Nick Dean

Work +44 (0)1482 601 387
Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution




Nick’s work balances the full range of commercial litigation, encompassing real estate litigation, shareholder disputes, breach of warranty claims and the enforcement of restrictive covenants in employment claims.


He has dealt with a real variety of commercial contract disputes, professional negligence Claims, disputes with commercial agents, passing off claim, breach of copyright and patent actions including revocation proceedings.


He has been on both sides of many claims in the Chancery and Queens Bench Divisions of the High Court and is familiar with the workings of the Commercial Court having had the dubious pleasure of dealing with an expedited trial in the venue.  Nick also has a strong working knowledge of defamation.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hull and East Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Hull and East Yorkshire

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP provides ‘knowledgeable and practical advice’ that is ‘always delivered in a pragmatic manner and hits all the commercial points the client hopes for’ making it ‘easily one of the best in Hull for commercial disputes’. Hugh Smith leads the group and is highly recommended for mediation work, shareholder and director disputes, professional negligence claims, injunctions, restrictive covenants and economic torts. Other key names include Nick Dean, who handles commercial and property disputes; Jeff Swales, who is experienced in health and safety prosecutions; Peter Duffus and insolvency specialist Christopher Harrison in the firm’s Scarborough office. Recent highlights include representing Kingstown Works in a damages claim relating to road sweepers, acting for a manufacturer of temporary harbour facilities in a dispute regarding whether there was liability on a multinational corporation under the terms of agreement covering the manufacture and installation of a temporary harbour, and acting for the trustees of the Westerby Pension Fund in a construction dispute involving a dilapidations claim and structural engineering issues. BHP Chartered Accountants, Associated British Ports and Carpetright are also clients.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP’s ‘commercially minded team’ is ‘an absolute pleasure to deal with’ and is active in the retail space, where it advises on property portfolio issues and development work. Richard Mays and Paul Barker jointly lead the group; clients praise Mays as ‘incredibly knowledgeable’ and single out Barker for his ‘excellent technical skills and highly personable approach’. Stephen Kell and Nick Dean are also recognised for their ‘understanding of the market’; both are recommended for landlord and tenant work. Recent highlights include representing an individual in a right of access dispute and acting for the trustees of the Westerby Pension Fund in a dilapidation claim. Associated British Ports, Carpetright and Heron Foods are also clients.

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