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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Dean Underwood

Cornerstone Barristers - London

Dean Underwood - Cornerstone Barristers
  • 2-3 Gray's Inn Square
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • WC1R 5JH

Profile submitted by Dean Underwood

Practice Areas

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

Professional Memberships



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 [2011] EWCA Civ 1481; [2012] All ER (D) 201; Brough v Law and CMEC [2011] EWCA Civ 1932; [2012] 1 WLR 1021; R (George) v Hammersmith & Fulham LBC [2012] EWHC 2369;[2012] All ER (D) 124; Fernandes v Kenny [2012] EWCA Civ 910; [2012] All ER (D) 242; Oxford CC v Basey [2012] EWCA Civ 115; [2012] 3 All ER 71; Sims v Dacorum BC [2013] EWCA Civ 12; [2013] HLR 14; Sims v Dacorum BC [2014] UKSC 63; [2015] AC 1336; Evesham & Pershore HA v Werrett [2015] EWHC 1060; Southern Housing Group v Ahern [2016] EWCA Civ (tbc); Meredith v King’s Lynn & West Norfolk BC [2017] UKUT 2; Poplar HARCA v Begum & Rohim [2017] EWHC (tbc).