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Dean Armstrong QC

2 Bedford Row

London, UK


2 Bedford Row

Dean Armstrong QC
Dean Armstrong QC is a highly experienced practitioner who has been involved in some of the highest profile cases of the last decade, including R v Darwin (the canoeist case), R v Asil Nadir, R v Tabak (murder of Joanna Yeates in Bristol), and the cases involving the collapse of the News Of The World newspaper. He has also provided advice to those involved in the “Cash for Honours” inquiry and the Leveson inquiry.

He has been a regular commentator on legal matters both for Sky and BBC TV as well as on the radio.

He is a specialist in City and financial crime and regulation, fraud and confiscation and where civil and criminal law meet.

Having been employed by blue chip corporates and major City Solicitors, he has a City background and has advised on mergers and acquisitions, directors and shareholders rights and obligations, and set up the regulatory regime for a major multi-national.

In recent years he has become increasingly involved in all matters cyber and he is co-author of Cyber Security Law and Practice, an authoritative and thorough textbook in this new area. Dean lectures extensively on this subject and in recent times, has been asked to speak to high profile entities on GDPR. Dean has also advised the Law Commission on proposed changes to domestic data protection law.

Dean Armstrong QC’s Newsfeed

18 Oct 2017
The Wise Interview: Data security expert Dean Armstrong on GDPR

On May 25, 2018, sweeping new regulations on consumer data privacy and security, collectively known as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), will become law in all European Union member states – and any US companies who share data with EU-governed entities will be affected. To provide an overview of GDPR and answer a few burning questions, we turn to United Kingdom barrister and data privacy expert Dean Armstrong, QC, author of the book “Cyber Security: Law and Practice,” for this month’s illuminating Wise Interview.

13 Jun 2017
QC Dean Armstrong keynotes CIO cybersecurity & data management debate

Leading QC Dean Armstrong is to be the keynote in a special CIO dinner debate on cybersecurity and data management on Thursday June 22, 2017 in central London. Dean Armstrong is one of the UK's most experienced Queen's Councils (QC) and in a varied career has been involved in business and fraud caes, including the famous case against former Polly Peck Asil Nadir.  Armstrong is also a regular legal expert for the BBC and Sky news channels on crime.

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Dean Armstrong QC’s Background

Feb 2009 - Present
London, UK
2 Bedford Row is committed to all aspects of Criminal and Regulatory law, advising and representing clients in a wide variety of proceedings and investigations, from Health & Safety and Professional proceedings to high profile Fraud and Murder.
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Queen's Counsel
Sep 2017 - Present
London, UK
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A single point of reference for all those dealing with cyber risk and data protection/management.

Dean Armstrong QC’s Education

Master of Arts (M.A), Law
1979 - 1983
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Sevenoaks School
1973 - 1978