Dean Parnell > Sydney Mitchell LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Sydney Mitchell LLP
Cavendish House
39 Waterloo Street
B2 5PP

Work Department

Dispute resolution, employment.


Dean is a Partner and he jointly heads up the Dispute Resolution department and is best known for his ability to handle high-value complicated commercial disputes and all forms of injunctive relief. He is able to act as a Supervising Solicitor on Search Orders and is also a very experienced mediator and has undertaken over 45 commercial mediations as lead mediator. In terms of his practice, Dean has acted for a wide range of organisations including FTSE 100 companies, other publicly quoted companies, multi-national organisations, central government, partnerships and owner managed businesses. Dean is also responsible for the employment and regulatory team and as a part of his practice he is able to deal with employment disputes and company defence work in respect of health and safety, trading standards and food safety prosecutions. Clients have referred to Dean as someone who ‘will always fight your corner’, ‘thinks outside the box’ and a ‘problem solver’; he is well known for wanting to achieve the best possible result for his clients.


Hammond Suddards 1995-99; Pinsent Curtis Biddle 1999-2003; partner Sydney Mitchell 2003 to date.


Chair of Birmingham Law Society’s Dispute Resolution Committee (2010-2019); President of Birmingham Law Society (2010/2011); Finance Director of Birmingham Law Society (2012-2018); MENSA.


De Montford University (LLB Hons).


Rugby, gym.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Real estate > Property litigation

Steered by dispute resolution head Dean Parnell , Sydney Mitchell LLP is regularly instructed by a multitude of private individuals seeking assistance in a range of residential and commercial property disputes. The ‘extremely knowledgable’ Sundeep Bilkhu is frequently engaged on landlord and tenant issues, including lease terminations, dilapidation claims, and boundary disputes. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham.

West Midlands > Employment > Employment

The team at Sydney Mitchell LLP advises both employers and employees on a range of contentious and non-contentious claims with the newly-promoted Emma-Louise Hewitt  at the helm. Dean Parnell  is another key figure who advises on all aspects of employment law and tends to primarily advise companies and senior executives; the team recently added associate Julia Woodhouse to its ranks from Standley & Co Solicitors.