Paul J. Dean

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Paul has extensive experience in field of partnership law. Chambers and Partners UK 2017 (partnership) says:-
“He has one of the best junior partnership practices in Birmingham and is more experienced in it than anyone else I know: a go-to man for partnership.”, “Always a port of call for me: I trust him when it comes to partnership law and he’s involved in the big cases.”
Paul’s Partnership experience has included:-
Insolvency Practitioners, Solicitors, Accountants, Property investors, Doctors, Publicans, Taxi drivers, and Wealthy milkmen.
Paul’s Company experience has included:-
breach of directors’ duties, change of control (including improper purpose and invalidity), breach of trust, and unfair prejudice.
Recent Experience
Partnership, Securing the right to access and inspection of partnership books and records prior to the commencement of an account and inquiry. The context was an insolvency practice where the office holder refused to allow his partner to inspect the office holder files, even in order to establish a true and fair view of the financial position of the partnership. This decision is of considerable procedural importance and (if used) can save significant time and expense. Confidential advice regarding various LLP disputes (lawyers, insolvency practitioners, patent attorneys or otherwise) including formal arbitration and s.994 Companies Act 2006.
Company: Restoring control of a company after records at Companies House had been manipulated without the knowledge of the beneficial owner (1) owner overseas (2) owners deceased. Unfair prejudice petitions.
Pre 2006: playing rugby, travelling, scuba diving, certain wines and DIY, Post 2006: parenting, thinking about the above and IPA.
"He is an out-and-out specialist in partnership law and is very up to speed on partnerships." "Paul has great attention to detail and is very approachable and always readily available to discuss cases when needed."
Chambers UK 2022
"Very approachable and always readily available to discuss case when needed."
Legal 500 2022 (Commercial Litigation)
Ranked Tier 2
Legal 500 2022 (Company & Insolvency)
“He is hugely focused and is able to drill down into a raft of evidence with surgical precision. He has a near prophetic view of the next important moves.”
Chambers UK 2021
“Focused on the details but avoids being drawn into the irrelevant aspects of cases.”
Legal 500 2021 (Company and Insolvency)
“Personable, thorough and knowledgeable, he ticks all the boxes”
Legal 500 2021 (Commercial Litigation)
“He’s an excellent draftsman, a dogged advocate and a very client-friendly barrister.” “His advice is always well thought through and very considered.”
Chambers UK 2019 (Partnership)
“He’s an excellent draftsman, a dogged advocate and a very client-friendly barrister.” “His advice is always well thought through and very considered.”
Chambers UK 2019 (Commercial Dispute Resolution)
“Very experienced in commercial disputes.”
Legal 500 UK 2019 (Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery law)
Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association (MCCBA)
Birmingham Law Society – Dispute Resolution Committee (former member)
Whitgift School, Croydon.
1991: BSc (Hons) Manufacturing and Material Science - 1st class
1993: PGDL (Nottingham Law School)
1994: LPC (Nottingham Law School) - commendation
1996: Solicitor
2001: Solicitor Advocate (Civil)
2001: Called to the Bar (Inner Temple)
Recovery magazine (R3)
Case summaries (2015)
Corporate Rescue and Insolvency
Dec 2014
In Practice - “Proving solvency: consolidated accounts and the wisdom of hindsight?” Vol 7(6) [245]
Insolvency Intelligence:
(March 2011)
Case note - “Re: Safehosts (London) Ltd [2013] BCC 721 (provisional liquidation instead of administration)”
Birmingham Law Society Bulletin
March 2011
“E-disclosure update”
Chambers’ newsletters
“The hazards of insurance law” (Winter 2007 - Issue 3), “E-disclosure - adverse costs” (Spring 2010- Issue 7), “E-Disclosure - update (the new practice direction)” (Spring 2011 - Issue 8), Partnership law: “Accounts and inquiries - how to achieve an equal footing” (2013)