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Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts
Resolution Institute Mediator

Admitted as a Solicitor in the High Court of Australia 1998
Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales 2003
Admitted as a Solicitor in Victoria 1997
Admitted as a Solicitor in Western Australia 2005

Practice Focus


Deren is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice.

For almost 25 years, Deren has acted for listed and unlisted multi-national companies including shopping centre owners and managers, property trusts, financial institutions, property developers, manufacturers and a broad range of clients in multifaceted, high profile and complex legal matters.

Deren practices in the areas of commercial disputes, consumer law (trade practices) litigation, corporate law, contract disputes, commercial real estate disputes, professional conduct and disciplinary matters and alternative dispute resolution.

Deren has particular expertise in commercial dispute resolution and specialises in leasing and property disputes nationally. Deren is well known in the industry as one of the leading lawyers in retail lease disputes.

Deren is an experienced mediator acting both as a party representative and mediating for the NSW Small Business Commissioner.

Deren’s clients value his strategic and tactical strengths, and his sophisticated, dynamic and commercial approach.