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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 has also advised the Law Commission on proposed changes to domestic data protection law.

Dean Armstrong QC’s Newsfeed

07 Feb 2018
Direct Access Website Launched by Top Criminal Defence Barrister Dean Armstrong

Until recently, if one wanted to retain the services of a top-rated criminal defence barrister or QC, one would have to approach them indirectly using a solicitor.  However, with the launch of Dean Armstrong QC's website, this is no longer the case. Highlighting Dean Armstrong QC's experience and expertise in defending those who have been accused of all manner of serious crime, the website offers the opportunity to contact him and interact with him directly.

31 Jan 2018
The five myths of GDPR you need to dispel before its deadline

Dean Armstrong QC writes: "Today marks the four month countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation deadline of 25 May. In my latest blog I'll break down the five myths of GDPR that organisations need to dispel as they put final plans in place to deal with the new world of data protection..."

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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

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Book, Cyber Security
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