Dean Wilkins

  • Year of Call 2007


Dean is a member of the 33 Bedford Row Civil and Commercial Practice Group.  He is experienced in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration.  Over the years he has developed expertise in insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, in particular those arising from construction all-risks, marine cargo and professional indemnity covers.

Prior to practising at the Bar, Dean spent four years working in the London insurance market, first at Lloyd’s and later within the construction division of an international loss adjusting company; more recently he worked for the European subsidiary of a major US insurer, advising on a range of commercial policy wordings. These different exposures have helped to develop a strong advisory practice, with a particularly pragmatic focus.

Dean is known not only for his drafting skills but also for his robust approach to litigation when it is needed.  


Dean has specialised in the field of insurance and reinsurance law for over a decade, starting in CAR/EAR/BAR disputes. Since then his practice has broadened to include marine hull, marine cargo and general and professional liability matters. His instructions have come from insurers, coverholders and brokers in the London market, often for risks involving international insureds or cedants.

Dean is a Member of the British Insurance Lawyers Association.


Professional Negligence

Dean advises on professional negligence or misconduct matters, often arising in the context of professional indemnity insurance claim disputes. This experience includes those relating to accountants, architects, design and construction professionals, engineers and surveyors.

Dean is a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association.


LL.B. (Hons.) (Bris.) (2004)

BVC, Inns of Court School of Law, London (2007)


British Insurance Lawyers Association

Society of Construction Lawyers 


Awards & Prizes

Sir Thomas More Award: Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn