Dean Hely is the managing partner of Lavan and a partner in the Restructuring & 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. Dean became 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.
Corporations law and related matters
Bachelor of Laws
Queensland University (1987)
Bachelor of Commerce
Queensland University (1985)
High Court of Australia (1991)
Supreme Court of Queensland (1989)