Dean Orgill is a Partner within the Litigation Department and Chairman of the firm. He has been with Mayo Wynne Baxter since 1987 and has specialised in dispute resolution throughout this time.
Dean acts for local, national and international businesses in relation to their commercial needs and disputes as well as in protecting their intellectual property rights and brands. His approach has been described by clients as calm and measured, but forceful when required. He seeks to advance his clients’ cases through the best means possible whether in writing, through negotiation or mediation or by means of advocacy.
Having led the litigation department, and been part of the executive management team, for many years Dean became Managing Partner of Wynne Baxter Godfree in 1999. He has continuously been involved in the management of the firm at Board level, becoming Chairman in 2011.
In the wider business community Dean Chairs the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership and sits on the Greater Brighton Economic Board. Dean also chairs the committee of the Institute of Directors for Sussex (he was elected a Fellow of the IoD in 2015). In April 2017 Dean was appointed as an inaugural trustee of the South Downs National Park trust. More recently Dean was appointed as a Non-Executive Director, and Vice Chair, of Sussex Chamber of Commerce. For more than three years Dean was a Director of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative Limited (where he chaired the Inspire group focussing on training and skills). He was also President of Sussex Law Society for 2011/12. He is a frequent contributor to the Platinum Business magazine.
In July 2012, Dean received the Business Matters Business Personality of the Year Award in recognition of his proactive involvement with Sussex business community.