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Brian Dean - Regulatory & Licensing

Brian provides expertise and experience in multiple legal disciplines. He is a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, the Financial Services Lawyers’ Association, the Institute of Licensing and the Criminal Bar Association. He is Public Access trained, accepts Direct Access work, is a member of the No5 Regulatory and Crime Groups, and is editor of the No5 Regulatory Bulletin. 

He has extensive experience of managing and conducting high value and high cost cases, has a substantial regulatory and ‘white collar’ crime practice and is able to advise on, and act in, all aspects of corporate regulatory and corporate criminal proceedings. He is regularly instructed by the Police Federation of England and Wales to represent its members, has also been instructed by the Superintendents’ Association, and has advised and represented the Chief Constables of West Midlands and West Mercia.

He has represented and defended professionals from all walks of life – including managing directors, finance directors, company directors, accountants, solicitors, surveyors, police officers of all ranks, medical professionals and teachers – and in all arenas, including before Disciplinary and Regulatory Tribunals, the High Court (Judicial Review and Freezing Orders), Coroners’ Inquests, the Crown Court, the Magistrates’ Court, The Gambling Commission, Licensing Committees, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and other tribunals. These cases have involved matters as diverse as prosecutions for fraudulent trading under the Companies Act, Misconduct in Public Office, HMRC proceedings (multi-million pound MTIC fraud), fatal Health and Safety matters, Trading Standards cases, Planning Enforcement actions, Financial Services Authority action and deaths in custody. 

In the criminal sphere he is enormously experienced and has acted in cases of multiple murder, gross negligence manslaughter and frauds involving colossal sums, including a £70 million Treasury Accountancy fraud, an £80 million fraudulent trading allegation, a £10 million DEFRA case, and £27 million and £20 million VAT frauds amongst many others. 


"He is busy with all manner of work and well known as a hard grafter."
Chambers UK, 2017

‘Experienced in large-scale historical abuse trials.’
?Legal 500 2016

"Excellent advocate, very hard-working. He is streets ahead of most leading juniors." 
Chambers UK, 2016

‘He has an impressive command of a case in front of judges and juries.’
Legal 500, 2015

"He is a robust advocate, who is very bright and works really hard." "Whilst being a strong and imposing figure, he also has great empathy and understanding."
Chambers UK 2015

"Appears in the Crown Court for both the prosecution and defence on serious crime matters. He is also regularly instructed by the Police Federation of England and Wales."
Chambers UK 2014

The ‘exceptionally intelligent and hardworking’ Brian Dean is recommended.
Legal 500 2013

‘... observers praise Brian Dean as, “one of the hottest performers on the circuit.” Instructed in high profile cases, he is, “the barrister you need to instruct if you want no stone left unturned.”’
Chambers and Partners