Caroline Dean > Mills & Reeve LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
1 St James Court

Work Department

Real estate.


Caroline has extensive experience of acting for corporate occupiers, developers and landowners and advises on a full range of complex commercial property matters.  Caroline has a particular expertise in acting for charities and has been advising the consortia of institutions at the Norwich Research Park on the development of their world leading science park. She also regularly acts for large corporate clients including Norwich City Football Club, Anglian Windows,  Wood Group and Archant , dealing with their real estate portfolios and has extensive experience in the retail sector.   

She also acts for numerous landowner clients bringing forward land for development, both for residential and commercial new builds, including dealing with promotion agreements, joint ventures and collaborations as well as the more traditional options and conditional sale agreements.

Caroline also continues to act for landowners in the minerals and waste sector.


Trainee solicitor Clifford Chance 1992-94; solicitor 1994-96 Clifford Chance; solicitor Pitmans 1996-98; solicitor Eversheds 1998-2000; associate  Eversheds 2000-2005; partner Mills & Reeve 2005 to date.


Conversational French and German.


Associate member, The Minerals Products Association.


Goffs School Cheshunt, Herts; St Catherine’s College, Oxford (1990 MA Geography 2(1)); College of Law, Lancaster Gate London (1991) Common Professional Exam; (1992) Law Society Finals).


Skiing, reading, gardening and socialising.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Commercial property: Norwich

(Leading individuals)

Caroline DeanMills & Reeve LLP

The team has real strength in depth and excellent technical knowledge, and they are also very responsive and genuinely nice people to deal with‘, says a client of Mills & Reeve LLP. From Norwich, the firm is active in major projects not only in the local region, but also across the UK. ‘Truly exceptional lawyer‘ Carina Cobbold, who focuses on large-scale projects and complex joint ventures, and Caroline Dean, who has ‘has a tenacity not often seen‘ and deals with development work for landowners and corporates, are the lead partners. The team of principal associates includes Anna Aldous, who deals with large-scale mixed use development sites; Zoe Cooke, who handles high-value residential development work for London based developers; David Siddall, who focuses on corporate real estate structuring; portfolio acquisition specialist Lisa-Marie Kennedy ; and Judy Day, who handles complex projects for education sector clients across the UK.