Dennis joined the legal profession in 1963. He studied law at the College of Law, Lancaster Gate and qualified in 1974. Dennis initially specialised in civil litigation of all kinds including company, shareholder and shareholder disputes, insolvency, contract claims, landlord & tenant (both commercial and residential) and commercial litigation.
In later years, having gained very wide experience and negotiating skills, he took on a considerable amount of commercial and company work including acting on behalf of the original shareholders in their sale of Poundland.
Dennis has carried out some international work in the USA, Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland. In the USA he has been involved in obtaining a freezing injunction relating to offshore property and a mediation involving a disputed claim in excess of $30,000,000. He has also acted in Revenue enquiries and the Lichtenstein Disclosure process.
A former Deputy District Judge (now retired from that role), Dennis has practical commercial experience including being company secretary to the Seedbed Centre in Shoeburyness which at that time, was partly funded by Southend on Sea Borough Council as a start-up business facility. He has frequently attended board meetings of SMEs to give both commercial and legal advice. He was chair of governors of a local school and a past member of The Institute of Credit Management.
Dennis has a wealth of experience and is highly competent in many areas including all areas of litigation, commercial, corporate finance and advising partnerships.
A well-known member of the Southend community – he is well-established and highly respected member of the firm.
Born in the East End of London, Dennis is a lifelong supporter of Leyton Orient Football Club, Essex County Cricket Club and is also a member of the MCC. For a period of time he was a director of Rotherham United Football Club Ltd and also a director of his local golf club. His long suffering wife can be said to be a legal and sports widow!