Dean Underwood > Cornerstone Barristers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cornerstone Barristers
2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE
LONDON
WC1R 5JH
England

Work Department

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

Career

Dean specialises in housing, administrative and public law, local government and property. 

 

His practice covers council tax; homelessness; housing allocation, licensing, management and regulation; human rights; leasehold disputes; service charges; welfare benefits. He has expertise in local government and in the regulation and licensing of private sector accommodation under the Housing Act 2004. He advises and represents local authorities and property owners nationwide as well as individuals.

 

Dean appears regularly in the higher courts. Recent cases include:  R (Mohamed) v Waltham Forest LBC [2020] EWHC 1083 (Admin); Marshall v Waltham Forest LBC [2020] UKUT 35 (LC); Adesotu v Lewisham LBC [2019] EWCA Civ 1405; Ahern v Southern Housing Group Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1934; Poplar HARCA v (1) Begum (2) Rohim [2017] UKHC 2040 (QB); Meredith v Kings Lynn & West Norfolk BC [2017] UKUT 2 (LC); Evesham & Pershore HA v Werrett [2015] EWHC 1060 (QB); Sims v Dacorum BC [2014] UKSC 63 and [2013] EWCA Civ 12.

 
Dean was Chair of the Social Housing Law Association from 2015 to 2018.
 

Called 2002; Middle Temple.

Languages

French; German.

Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA); 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

Playing and coaching rugby; gardening; spending time with family.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

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London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

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