Michelle Dean is a Senior Associate in the Professional and Financial Risks team with particular expertise in regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings.
Michelle has fifteen years' experience in legal regulation, specialising in professional disciplinary proceedings involving solicitors and other regulated individuals. She has also been involved with several large and complex investigations into potential professional misconduct prior to a decision to refer to the relevant disciplinary body. Michelle has experience of every step of the disciplinary process, from settlement negotiations to interlocutory applications, judicial reviews, and substantive misconduct hearings.
Recent cases have covered misconduct arising from areas as varied as: overseas property investment schemes, mortgage fraud, dishonesty, and carbon credit trading.
In addition, Michelle has experience advising in relation to many aspects of information law, including data protection obligations and compliance with GDPR. She has also dealt with First-Tier Tribunal appeals of ICO decisions under the Freedom of Information Act.