Dean brings with him a wealth of experience in Family Law, providing advocacy services including the Central Family Court and High Court, sitting at Central Family Court, in London and other courts located over the UK. The areas Dean covers include divorce and civil partnership dissolution, resolution of financial disputes in divorce, injunctions and harassment and he has been involved in very contentious work both in divorce and Children Act matters
Within child matters, Dean has taken instructions on child arrangement orders and disputes over joint care including relocation and international relocation, grandparent rights and finding of fact hearings
Dean has taken instructions on personal protection (a celebrity with media issues) including harassment and injunctions, cohabitation disputes and Trust of Land including Schedule 1 of the Children Act
He prides himself on his pragmatic, honest and open attitude, with empathy and understanding for each client he works with. As a new addition to the practice, Dean is introducing a Family Legal Surgery on Wednesdays from 6-8pm and out-of-hours service, because he understands that emotions do not switch off at 5:30pm.
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Publications & Articles:
Ten Minute Take Away – An Introduction To Our Family Law Services
Areas of Expertise
- Complex and contested Family Finance
- Financial Provision for Children, Schedule One
- Children Act
- Leave to remove, Child Arrangement, Specific Issue, Prohibited Steps Applications
- Domestic Violence as part of children act matter and stand-alone Domestic Violence.
- Making interim applications in all the above
- Civil Partnerships
- Cohabitation and Trust of Land Matters
- Inheritance Act
- LGBT Parenting and Children Act Applications
- I offer my own advocacy to the above services.
- I also offer an out of hours for emergency family work.
• Dean has been instructed on very contentious divorce and children act matters
• Obtained a significant settlement, including bonuses and complex remuneration for the ex-wife of a wealthy New York based banking executive
• Obtained detailed financial disclosure orders against a reluctant husband
• Assisted a wife who had been financially disadvantaged by her husband
• Protected the assets of a disabled man going through his second divorce
• Dealing with complicated businesses limited business which also involved liquidation
• Drafting, advising, negotiating, and attending court on matters ranging from mid-value to very significant multi-million assets
• Dealt with a challenging Children Act matter in which the mother wanted to return her child to the country she was born in, against the wishes of the father
• Obtained instructions on a contentious Children Act matter, this involved applications for breaches of orders, enforcement applications, non-molestation and injunction application
• Helping grandparents and protecting their rights in Children Act matters
Dean came recommended from a family member and since my first conversation with him I knew he was a decent guy. I needed some advice on a family matter, Dean was open with his advice and the steps I needed to follow. His knowledge of the law is vast and his willingness to help and share this is commendable. He is straight talking and delivers information in a clear way, and he certainly doesn’t hide behind “lawyer” speak- which is a huge positive! Dean is personable, open and has integrity. You can tell this is more than a job to him, this is a calling to help people and he gives back which is admirable. Dean is absolutely someone I trust over and over; I trust his advice and I would trust any recommendation outside his area of expertise.
Dean has been my Divorce lawyer for the last 4 years. He cares, it’s not just about the billable hours. You won’t find a bigger advocate for their client than Dean. His work is exceptional, he’s a true professional, he has empathy and shows you the upmost kindness through his work and willingness to explain the law, his thought process and rationale for the advice he’s giving on your case. He has patience, a sympathetic ear and a directness that is so refreshing that comes from a good place.
He is equally invested in securing the best outcome for his clients, he’s aware of the emotional rollercoaster in a divorce case and he’s great at steering you calmly through the process. He will always makes time for his client’s, you never have to ask him for a progress update. Dean is the “exception” to the countless Solicitors I’ve dealt with. Dean never avoided unpleasant issues or difficult legal problems, my challenges were shared with him and we worked through the solutions as a team Dean is confident in front of the judge, his knowledge and expertise on family law always instilled confidence in him to represent me and my children
If you have a Family related issue (or have in the past), you can appreciate how emotionally difficult and frustrating the process is. Other solicitors I used, I never felt they really cared. I would call and they were always too busy, or not there to take my call. They would always work with you when it was convenient for them and this made me very annoyed. I came across Dean, and everything changed. He genuinely cares about your case and goes so far over and above. The cost of the service becomes irrelevant because you get so much value. Dean will be there for you in the evenings, weekends and on Christmas Day, if needed. In family related cases, you have to address issues promptly and the service Dean provides gives you just that. He works for the client at times to suit you. He will even come to your house to meet you and run through your case with you. I seriously cannot get my point across strongly enough that this guy is an absolute superstar! A true cut above the rest: not by a yard, but by ten country miles.
I found Dean to be very professional and straight to the point. Empathetic, excellent communicator and cuts through all the jargon. He explains the whole process and leaves his clients in no doubt. An honest professional who talks from his own personal and professional experiences. There are always two sides to each story: I am pleased to have Dean representing me. Without doubt, a talented and knowledgeable professional.
I don’t usually do this, but then I’ve never had anyone in my life who has been there for me quite like this. This man has been there from the start of what I can only describe as the worst time of my life ever. He has been at the end of the phone: in the morning, late at night, on his days off and even over Christmas. He has travelled over 100 miles to meet with me and listen and to offer his support – when he really didn’t have to. I have gone through so many emotions. And no matter how big the problem was to me, it was never too big for this man to take on. He has been compassionate, fair, patient, honest, supportive, kind, comforting and so much more. Above all, so professional and so knowledgeable in the Family Law field. Where others did not know how to ask the right questions, he already had the answers. I have been in floods of tears, but still able to smile and see the positives. And his advice was like no other’s. His approach has always been above and beyond anyone else’s. I don’t think I could’ve got through my nightmare alone, and so I want to say a massive thank you to Dean Vickery. I will recommend you forever. Thank you, Dean for your ongoing support and time.
Dean is a very professional and caring solicitor that goes out of his way to help and support his clients. He is the only solicitor that I met with that I felt I could fully trust; that actually cared about the case, not about making as much money as possible. I would never use anyone else.
Dean is a fantastic solicitor who goes above and beyond to ensure that his services are available when and where you need them. He gives 100% to his clients and focuses on you as a person and getting the best outcome for you. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you, Dean!
Dean is an excellent family solicitor who goes above and beyond for his clients. His clients’ needs are always his top priority. He is very personal in his approach and I cannot recommend highly enough. First class in his field.
I have worked with Dean for a number of years now and have always been impressed by his work ethic. He offers an applaudable “out of hours” family law service for those people who find it difficult to get advice during normal office hours. He offers this in the evenings and during weekends. It is highly useful to members of my community at www.thegrouphug.com. Dean is a great listener and offers empathy and years of experience to his clients. I have seen nothing but dedication and I enjoy working with him as he is always positive and cheerful.
– Alison March, MD and Founder of The Group Hug Ltd.