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Dean Armstrong QC

36 Commercial

London, UK

Barrister, Cyber Security Law

36 Commercial

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. Dean 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 is also the Chairman of the Elias Partnership which help organisations & senior managers achieve a legally defensible position in face of GDPR and the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR) and has advised the Law Commission on proposed changes to domestic data protection law.

Dean Armstrong QC’s Newsfeed

07 Aug 2018
36 Commercial—Dean Armstrong QC

36 Commercial, part of The 36 Group, has welcomed top silk Dean Armstrong QC to chambers...Commenting on his appointment, Dean said: "I am thrilled to be joining The 36 Group at such an interesting time. The chance to build on the existing cyber law expertise is one that I am really excited about. I look forward to developing the business opportunities associated with this rapidly expanding area."

31 May 2018
UK Fundraising
GDPR: barristers-at-law debunk five legal myths

With GDPR coming into full force this month...according to Barristers at Law, Quentin Hunt and Dean Armstrong QC (co-author of Cyber Security Law and Practice), even those organisations who consider themselves to be up to speed remain at serious risk of falling foul.

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Dean Armstrong QC’s Background

Barrister, Cyber Security Law
Aug 2018 - Present
London, UK
36 Commercial, is part of the 36 Group, with a specialist cyber litigation department. 36 Commercial believe that expertise and experience in this field is the key to getting best advice, with new and developing jurisprudence.
Feb 2009 - Aug 2018
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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Other Business Interests

Mar 2018 - Present
London, UK
The Elias Partnership help organisations & senior managers achieve a legally defensible position in face of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR), before any potential investigation & in the event of an investigation by the ICO.
London, UK
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, data ownership and implications under GDPR. Dean Armstrong QC, who specialises in data law, gives his thoughts to BBC Business Breakfast presenter Sally Bundock.
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Dean Armstrong QC’s Education

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