Areas of Practice
• Commercial dispute resolution and litigation
• Contracts (commercial)
• Credit management
• General commercial practice
• Succession planning
After practising with a major Melbourne law firm in property, liquor licensing, general commercial advice, superannuation, tax, trusts law and general commercial litigation, Dean spent nearly four (4) years at another well-known Melbourne law firm where he honed his skills in the areas of substantial commercial litigation, debt recovery and enforcement, contract and leasing disputes and general insolvency law.
In mid-1993, Dean helped pioneer the application of the newly introduced “voluntary administration” legislation for struggling companies and he is now a leader in this field. Early in 1995, Dean joined Lewis Walker and, as a partner, headed that firm’s insolvency division, managing a diverse range of specialist insolvency and associated litigation files (covering all aspects of bankruptcies and liquidations). By continuing to work closely with a number of Australia’s leading accountants and insolvency practitioners, Dean remains extremely well-placed to service the needs of a diverse range of clients who from time to time encounter or appoint controllers, administrators, liquidators or trustees.
As an enhancement to his legal career, Dean has also developed a keen business sense and continues to enjoy utilising his entrepreneurial skills to benefit a wide variety of new and established businesses.