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David Corless-Smith

Joint Managing Director
Chris Dean

Christopher Dean

Joint Managing Director
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Helen Coleman

Director
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Heather Owen

Director
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Greg Waldron

Non-executive Director
Tim Armitage

Tim Armitage

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Jenny Wood

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Georgina France

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Stephanie Neden- King

Stephanie Neden- King

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Paula Jenkinson

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Laura Cooper

Laura Cooper

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Justine Jones

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Amanda Anson

Amanda Anson

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Kyle Padley

Kyle Padley

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Tyla Westhead

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Amanda Pietrusiak

Amanda Pietrusiak

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Olivia Mounsey

Olivia Mounsey

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James Webster

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Niamh Wells

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Marla Jones

Marla Jones

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Holly Grange

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David Corless-Smith

Joint Managing Director

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David Corless-Smith is a qualified dentist and solicitor. David practised dentistry for 10 years before turning his attention to law and specialising in clinical negligence claims against doctors and dentists.

In 2000 David joined with Greg Waldron in founding the Dental Law Partnership, the first law firm in the country to act exclusively for patients in claims against dentists, and now the leading claimant firm in this area of legal expertise.

David has written extensively on dento-legal matters and was the founding President of the UK Dental Law and Ethics Forum.

David is particularly proud that the Dental Law Partnership has pioneered the use of conditional fee agreements, which have allowed patients to bring meritorious claims that they would not otherwise have been able to pursue without serious financial risk.

David is a recommended lawyer in the 2020 Legal 500.

Chris Dean

Christopher Dean

Joint Managing Director

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Chris is a qualified dentist, un-registered barrister and a solicitor, who joined the Dental Law Partnership as a part-time consultant in 2000.

Now joint Managing Director, he has particular responsibility for risk management and new business, and is based at the company’s Southern office.

Chris was the founding Chairman of the UK Dental Law and Ethics Forum, is the author of many articles in the field of dental law and ethics, and co-wrote the Dental Surgery chapter in the definitive practitioner work, “Clinical Negligence (Fifth Edition)”.

He regards the primary function of the Dental Law Partnership as being to ensure access to justice for all dental patients.

Chris is a recommended lawyer in the 2020 Legal 500

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Helen Coleman

Director

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Helen became a director of the Dental Law Partnership in 2009 having joined the practice in 2003 as an Assistant Solicitor. Prior to joining the firm Helen gained a wealth of experience in clinical negligence in both the United Kingdom and abroad. Working with leading health litigation specialists Helen was involved in a number of complex and high value cases before focussing her career on Dental Negligence.

Helen is now head of pre-action cases at the Dental Law Partnership and gets a great sense of satisfaction in being able to guide clients through the claims process to a successful outcome.  Helen is also Dental Law Partnership’s complaints director and DPO.

Heather became a Director of the Dental Law Partnership in 2020 having joined the firm in 2002. She has specialised in Dental Negligence throughout her career and dealt with the most complex Dental Negligence cases. Heather is the joint head of Litigation.

Heather is a recommended lawyer in the 2017 Legal 500.

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Greg Waldron

Non-executive Director

Greg has been a qualified dentist for over 20 years, and a qualified solicitor since 1997. Having worked in the medical negligence field with both doctors, dentists and patients; Greg co-founded the Dental Law Partnership in 2000.

The Dental Law Partnership specialises in Dental Negligence cases and Greg takes pride in the fact that he is considered a pioneer in this Legal Specialism. His expertise in the field resulted in him becoming a founder member of the International Dental Ethics and Law Society as well as the UK Dental Law and Ethics forum.

Greg is now a non-executive director of the Dental Law Partnership.

Tim joined the Dental Law Partnership in 2005 and is now an Associate Solicitor. With a particular interest in cases involving nerve damage during dental treatment he has successfully helped numerous clients receive compensation for their treatment.

Jenny joined DLP in 2005. As an Associate Solicitor in dental negligence litigation Jenny handled a wide variety of dental negligence cases. Jenny has since progressed to the role of Disclosure Team Supervisor.

Georgie is an Associate Solicitor at the Dental Law Partnership, and holds the role of supervisor to the legal team.

Jennifer Paine

Legal Team - Senior Solicitor

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I’m a senior solicitor at the Dental Law Partnership, having joined the company in 2020. Despite my recent arrival, I have already worked on several notable cases for the firm, and I have greatly enjoyed my time at the company so far. I’m regulated by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority).

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and travelling. I also work as a volunteer Magistrate, alongside my working life at the Dental Law Partnership. 

Stephanie is a Senior Solicitor at the Dental Law Partnership, she joined in May 2019. Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to the team. Before coming to DLP she was a general clinical negligence solicitor for 3 years with 8 years of personal injury litigation experience.

Paula holds a position as Senior Solicitor at DLP, she joined in May 2019 and works on a variety of dental negligence cases.

Laura joined The Dental Law Partnership as a Senior Solicitor in January 2020. She works on a variety of dental negligence cases. Laura brings with her experience in both clinical negligence and personal injury.

Justine holds a position as Senior Solicitor at DLP, she joined in May 2020 and works on a variety of dental negligence cases.

Amanda holds a position as Senior Solicitor at DLP, she joined in August 2020 and works on a variety of dental negligence cases.

Kyle joined the Dental Law Partnership in 2016. He holds the position of solicitor at DLP and works on a variety of Dental Negligence cases.

I first joined the Dental Law Partnership as a paralegal in 2015 as part of the Disclosure team. Since then, I’ve received a training contract through DLP and qualified as a solicitor in 2020. As I have worked for the team for several years, I have gained a lot of knowledge about the legal industry, which makes me well placed to help you with your dental negligence claim.

Tyla joined the New Client Team as a paralegal in 2015, and has since moved into the position of Chartered Legal Executive .

Amanda joined the New Client Team as a Paralegal in 2015, and has since moved into the position of Chartered Legal Executive.

Rebecca McVety

Rebecca McVety

Trainee Legal Executive

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Rebecca joined Dental Law in 2013 as an Office Junior. She has since progressed to the role of Trainee Legal Executive.

Olivia joined the Dental Law Partnership in 2017 as Junior Legal Secretary. She has since progressed to the role of Trainee Legal Executive.

James joined DLP in 2022 as a Paralegal. James’ role involves guiding clients through the first stages of their dental negligence claim and obtaining relevant dental records.

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Niamh Wells

Legal Team

01270 613320

Niamh works in the Paralegal team at DLP, Niamh joined us in May 2023 and in her spare times loves finding new areas to walk her dog.

Marla joined the Dental Law Partnership in 2021 as an Office Administrator. Marla has since progressed to the role of Paralegal. Marla’s role involves guiding clients through the first stages of their dental negligence claim and obtaining relevant dental records.

Holly Grange

Legal Team

01270 613320

Holly joined DLP in 2024 as a Paralegal. Holly’s role involves guiding clients through the first stages of their dental negligence claim and obtaining relevant dental records.