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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. 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

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.

20 May 2018
Thomson Reuters
Unintended consequences remain big risk for companies as GDPR nears, says QC

"The European authorities cannot have thought that every time a company buys another company, you are adding a potentially large layer of liability, which may cause the company to walk away," Dean Armstrong QC, a corporate legal expert, told Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence. 

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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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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