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Dean Copley


  • Location: Manchester
  • Email: Dean Copley
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 161 836 7769
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 161 836 7701
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7901 856 747


Dean is a partner in the Real Estate team. Primarily a development lawyer, he has been involved in a number of complex tax-driven schemes, joint ventures and construction projects for public sector bodies and private property companies and developers.


Dean has experience of all aspects of commercial real estate practice including development, institutional investment, portfolio management and real estate finance. Latterly, he has acted on a number of development schemes for and against national food retailers.


Advised Sainsbury’s on a number of major foodstore schemes across the North and Midlands.

Acted for Comet on its store acquisition and disposals programme.

Acted for Mamas & Papas in relation to its ongoing expansion programme.


Dean is a drummer in a classic rock band and enjoys scuba diving and backpacking.