Dean Wilson LLP Solicitors Brighton

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Dean Wilson LLP Solicitors - Brighton


exteriorEstablished in Brighton for over 100 years, we are an award winning law firm with a reputation for excellence. Our success is founded upon our client focus backed by the knowledge and expertise of our Lawyers. We take time to understand our clients and are driven by their needs and timescales.Created by the merger of leading Brighton firms, Dean Wilson LLP offers a broad range of commercial and private client expertise backed by dedicated teams and specialist systems.





The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 come into force on 1 October 2015. Please click here for the Landlord and Tenant department’s September 2015 newsletter for the latest updates and what steps landlords should be taking.


JUNE 2015

Following our recent post below we are delighted to report that Dean Wilson LLP were crowned WINNERS of the Regional Professional of the Year Award in the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2015 at a glitzy awards ceremony on 4th June 2015 at Shakespeare Globe in London. Congratulations to Claire and Emily. Our sincere thanks go out again to our clients and colleagues for their support and to News On The Block for organising such a wonderful and successful event. Bring on next year!



We are delighted to announce that for the second year running Dean Wilson LLP are finalists in the Regional Professional of the Year category in the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2015. Claire and Emily would like to thank all of our clients and other professionals who took the time to provide references for us for these purposes and for their continuing support. Thanks also goes to News on the Block for organising the event. Wish us luck!





Dean Wilson are delighted to announce that they have been ranked in Chambers and Partners

Dean Wilson have been ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leading firm for Real Estate in the South East Region (Landlord and Tenant Department).

The head of our Family Department Julian Hunt has been ranked as a notable individual. 

Sources note that Julian has long standing expertise as a Collaborative Lawyer and that “he is very accomplished and gives good, sound advice”.


“thank you to everyone that voted for us”



Dean Wilson Newsletter April 2014



Superstrike and the impact on Tenancy Deposits – make sure you are up to date




In Botham v MOD Ian Wilson secured maximum damages from the MOD in an Employment Test Case after battling for over five years all the way to the House of Lords (Supreme Court).

Client Testimonials »


Hi Annie,
Thank you very much for the voice mail and email - excellent news. Thank you so much for everything you have done over the past few months. I am so relieved that I had someone so thorough and efficient as you helping me through this, so thank you for all your efforts.



“This was the smoothest transaction we have ever had. Annie was fantastic – fast, patient – exactly what you would hope for.”
Mr H and Mr P



Dear Emily,
I cannot thank you enough, for your assistance in this troublesome move!



Hi Karl,

Thanks so much! You all definitely met and exceeded our expectations.




Dear Emily,
I can't thank you enough!  If only everyone was as efficient as you. Best wishes and a million thanks again




Dear Annie,

Just as a by note, please let me thank you for everything thus far. I would not hesitate to recommend you or to use you in the future, as your services have been super efficient and so exceedingly friendly and helpful. I am so pleasantly surprised and pleased at how easy you have made the process for us, having been so let down and stressed out by previous Conveyancer's and those that made the process so arduous.



“Great Service without a doubt! Happy to recommend to others. Thank you Annie for all your hard work”



We wanted to thank you formally for the service you have all provided in selling our property in Stanley Crescent, Gravesend.  All property sales take a finite time to complete the whole process and we are very happy with the pace taken between signing up with your practice until completion.  Your staff behaved in a professional and helpful way, reducing the levels of stress for all parties by providing quick and robust communications.

We particularly want to say an extra thank you to Karl Post who facilitated the whole process.  Although working from a distance, by efficiently using email, scans, letters and telephone calls, Karl made the process much easier for the client.



Dear Claire

Thanks for your information. I note your comments and thank you for the thorough way in which you have tackled this case. I wish

other professionals were as competent !!

Thanking you and your team

Best Wishes




Dear Emily,

Thank you for your email, that is what I was hoping but feared it wasn't the case. I can now happily instruct the estate agent and get things moving, hopefully literally.

Thank you for looking after me so well when Claire has not been available, please pass on my thanks to Chloe as well. A very comprehensive team.

Kind regards,




Thank you!!!!

A great way to start the weekend!

Thank you so much for your perseverence on my behalf - your support and continued commitment to getting this over the line has been very much appreciated.

Next time I'm down in Brighton, I'll drop you a note - it would be great to actually meet in person.

Very best wishes




"Annie was fantastic throughout.  It wasn't a straightforward purchase and sale, however Annie handled with ease and always kept us fully informed.  Thank you Annie."



Dear Shauna:

Carmel and I both want to thank you for the extraordinary degree of professionalism with which you dealt with us during the sale of .... We were very impressed by your diligence and patience throughout the long and complicated process.

In the 40 years we have dealt with the legal profession, we have never seen such high standards. No kidding!

Can you also pass on our thanks to Emily for her excellent work on the rental side, which was not easy either.

Annie Fitzpatrick was very efficient and helpful.  She explained everything we didn't understand.  It made the purchase so much easier. We would definitely use her again.



Hi Emily

………….  I will put the property on Market For Sale after I return from a business trip to the Middle East and I need your help.  I will be out there to deal with other property issues. Pray for me! I don't have as good solicitor as you over there! You should consider international practice.  Thanks very much for all the Great help you have given me.

Best Regards

...I am copying in my Solicitor, Emily, from Dean Wilson who are based in Brighton, she works closely with J*** and has done a great job for me....



Dear Emily,
We would like to instruct you to act on our behalf regarding the property. It was always fun  being on your receiving end, however we would like you on our side please
Would you be kind enough to indicate your willingness to act, and arrange a meeting at your offices at your earliest opportunity?
I look forward to hearing from you



“I just wanted to flag how unbelievably good Karl and Shauna have been during this transaction.  They have shone compared to other lawyers”



Hi Claire,

And thank you for your efforts to date, I can't tell you how much less stressful life is when you know you have a Solicitor who knows what they're doing!
Best wishes and Happy New Year



“Annie makes everything very easy and keeps hassle to a minimum.  A pleasure to work with”



Hi Claire

Thank you.

They are like a dog with a bone - and they purport to be professional lawyers.

We really appreciate your handling of this as do the lessees.

They are so delighted that we engaged with you.





“Phaedra was super-efficient, precise, informative, always available with regard to conveyancing unlike my house buyers legal team.   I chose the right firm of solicitors and would recommend Dean Wilson to other people.  Your costs were realistic too.  Many people fear the costs of legal matters but I was happily surprised and satisfied with your fees for the conveyance”

SN,  East Sussex



Dear Nicholas,

Just a note to thank you and your colleagues for the excellent service and care taken in bringing our lease problem to a successful conclusion.  Your robust challenge on the validity of the landlord’s legal position was key to the success in the re-negotiations, and led to a very satisfactory outcome”




“Nicholas was really helpful whilst we had issues with our neighbours and their leak and Julie was fantastic and supportive throughout the whole sale”



“Annie was amazing throughout the whole process.  She gave us confidence that everything was being dealt with perfectly.  Huge thank you Annie”



Morning David/Bev,

Hope you're both well and had a great weekend.

On behalf of both Keely and myself I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help over the last few weeks. We appreciate that we came to you late in the process but your reassurance along the way kept us positive that things would happen in spite of some last minute issues.

We're in the new house, albeit surrounded by boxes but we're in and that's the main thing so thanks for playing your part in making it all happen.

We came to you via a recommendation and rest assured we'll be recommending your services to anyone who needs a fantastic local solicitor. 

It was a pleasure dealing with both.

Kind regards,



Dear A****a

Thanks for thinking of me!  You timed it well actually - the lawyer gave me some excellent advice, and handled communications with A****n, and we reached a settlement which I paid last week.  So it's all over as far as I'm concerned!

Thank you for your recommendation of Dean Wilson, they were very useful and cost me a LOT less than I expected.  If I'd realised how much pain having a lawyer would save, I would have got them involved immediately.

Thanks for your help,




Ian I just realised I didn’t thank you for all of the work you did for me!! I will obviously recommend you and your company to anyone that needs help! Thanks again for all your help, you’re a genius!

Mr P G of Shoreham West Sussex



‘Dear Sam,

I have already expressed our thanks to you for your expert guidance on the (...) case but I feel compelled to write formally, copying in Ian Wilson, to say how appreciative we were of your skills and for the way you represented our case. The lengthy tomes of evidence must have been a nightmare for you to understand but you interpreted perfectly both the evidence of the case and the mood of the Tribunal panel.

Thank you so much for your outstanding effort.’

Mr B.C Senior Staff Manager (Transport Company -  Brighton. Circa 1000 employees)



" I wanted to just say thank you again for all your help over the past year and a half. It has been a pleasure to work with you through what has been a difficult time for me and I very much appreciate your professionalism, hard work and dedication."

Mr P.B of. Brighton



“The way this matter has been handled is very impressive indeed.”

Mr H.F. of Hove



"...your approach was professional and reassuring throughout. I know from related matters that others share my high regard for your professionalism. Should I, or indeed my friends and family, need the services of solicitors in the future I will have no hesitation in recommending Dean Wilson."

Mr P.S. of Portslade, East Sussex



"Thank you very much for all the hard and exasperating work you have so patiently carried out an ny behalf, you have been so kind and calm with me. I really do appreciate everything you have done."

Mrs A.H of Storrington, West Sussex



"... I would like to express my gratitude for the continued assistance and professional support that you have offered me throughout the very difficult and distressing times I have experienced. I beleive that without the excellent and perfectionist level of professional support offered by you, it would not have been possible for me to overcome all the difficulties that I have faced."

Mr I.Y of Brighton



"Julian, I have no "words" of how many " Thank Yous" I want to say to you. Thank you for your friendship, for your knowledge, for you being so caring, so understanding and most of all thank you for setting me free!"

Miss D.H


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