As a lawyer Dean initially worked in a City law firm specializing in Acquisitions & Mergers. He then went on to start his own law firm which in 2006 was recognised as one of the UK’s leading law firms by the Legal 500. Today Dean specialises in Media and Entertainment and in particular in looking after the legal needs of celebrities. In this respect Dean is the lawyer of choice to a wide range of celebrities ranging from actors/actresses, celebrity chefs, TV medium/psychics, sports personalities and models and he is now firmly established as a ‘Celebrity Lawyer’. Dean also acts for many Premiership Footballers.
As an entrepreneur Dean has achieved an amazing amount. In 2003 he sold his house and used the 10,000 equity that he had accumulated to start a business. The business proved to be a huge success and 18 months later he sold it for millions and became a multi-millionaire at the age of 27! He then went on to build The Dunham Group of Companies, through which Dean and his team build successful businesses with a view to sale.
The Dunham Group over the past 6 years has been both pioneering and innovative. It has pushed the boundaries in childcare, created the UK’s first online property auction and is now creating new household food brands with celebrity chefs.
Having enjoyed successes as an entrepreneur Dean decided that he wanted to help other entrepreneurs to follow in his steps and in doing so he soon found that he was a source of inspiration for school children who felt inspired by all that Dean had achieved and the age at which he achieved it. With this being the case Dean set up the ‘Entrepreneur Academy’ which is specifically aimed at school children and wrote his book “Anyone can be a success Anyone can be a millionaire”
Dean is also becoming popular in the media, not only in his capacity as a Celebrity Lawyer but also as an entrepreneur. In 2008 Dean co-presented with Trisha Goddard on Five during which Dean and Trisha mounted a Nationwide search to find the UK’s most unlikely entrepreneur with a view to Dean helping them. The show was a huge success. In December 2008 Dean also presented his own TV show (“The Inside Man”) on Virgin 1 which achieved ‘Editors Pick of the Day’ with most TV magazines. Dean’s latest venuture is with celebrity chef Aldo Zilli which see’s the pair launch a brand new organic baby food range under the brand “Baby Zilli”.
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