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Sydney Mitchell LLP

APSLEY HOUSE, 35 WATERLOO STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B2 5TJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 698 2200
Fax:
Fax 0121 200 1513
DX:
13054 BIRMINGHAM-1
Email:
Web:
www.sydneymitchell.co.uk
Birmingham, Sheldon, Shirley

Dean Parnell

Tel:
Work 0121 698 2200
Email:
Web:
www.sydneymitchell.co.uk
Sydney Mitchell LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution, employment.

Position

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.

Career

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

Member

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.

Education

De Montford University (LLB Hons).

Leisure

Rugby, gym.


West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Birmingham

Within: Commercial litigation: Birmingham

Sydney Mitchell LLP's skillset in litigation centres around contractual disputes and fraud claims. Dean Parnell - 'a lawyer that you want to be on your side rather than against you' - jointly leads the team and has broad experience in commercial litigation, with notable expertise in search orders. Fellow practice head Kamal Majevadia focuses on contentious trusts and estates.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Senior associate Emma-Louise Hewitt joined Sydney Mitchell LLP in September 2018 from Standley & Co Solicitors to become the new department head. Hewitt's team handles a mix of claimant and respondent matters, with recent work including whistleblowing cases, unfair dismissal claims, and matters involving disability discrimination and sexual harassment. Dean Parnell is another key member of the group, which acts for companies and senior employees.

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