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Dean is a partner of Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens.

Dean is the managing partner of Lavan and a partner in the Recovery, Reconstruction & Insolvency team. Dean was admitted as a partner of Lavan’s predecessor firm, Phillips Fox Perth, in November 1999. He was deputy managing partner of that firm and then of Lavan Legal from 2002 to 31 January 2013 and then appointed managing partner of Lavan Legal on 1 February 2013.

Dean has over 25 years’ experience working in corporate reconstructions, insolvency and commercial litigation.

Dean has worked on numerous major corporate reconstructions and insolvency administrations working with insolvency and reconstruction firms such as McGrathNicol, KordaMentha, Pitcher Partners, Deloitte, KPMG and RSM.

Dean has also worked with financial institutions including Westpac Banking Corporation, St George Bank, National Australia Bank Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Bank of Queensland Limited, and other large financiers, providing Dean with extensive experience in litigation and general corporate matters.