Profile submitted by Dean Underwood
Public and administrative law; local government; social housing; property;
ALBA; CIH; PBA; SHLA
Dean specialises in administrative, housing, local government, property and public law. He is Chair of the Social Housing Law Association and is recognised as a leading junior in housing and related administrative law, having built his practice representing housing providers in the county court and appellate courts. His practice covers: community care; council tax; homelessness; housing allocation, licensing, management and regulation; human rights; service charges; welfare benefits. Dean appears regularly in the higher courts. Recent cases include: Howard v Stanton  EWCA Civ 1481;  All ER (D) 201; Brough v Law and CMEC  EWCA Civ 1932;  1 WLR 1021; R (George) v Hammersmith & Fulham LBC  EWHC 2369; All ER (D) 124; Fernandes v Kenny  EWCA Civ 910;  All ER (D) 242; Oxford CC v Basey  EWCA Civ 115;  3 All ER 71; Sims v Dacorum BC  EWCA Civ 12;  HLR 14; Sims v Dacorum BC  UKSC 63;  AC 1336; Evesham & Pershore HA v Werrett  EWHC 1060; Southern Housing Group v Ahern  EWCA Civ (tbc); Meredith v King’s Lynn & West Norfolk BC  UKUT 2; Poplar HARCA v Begum & Rohim  EWHC (tbc).