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Being one of the UK’s top-rated fraud barristers, Dean Armstrong QC has represented both individuals and corporate bodies who have been the subject of SFO (Serious Fraud Office) and/or FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) investigations.
TOP-RATED SFO / FCA FRAUD BARRISTER & QC
Dean’s previous City Institution background means that he is acutely aware of the matters which need to be immediately addressed and pro-actively engaged with, when faced with either a formal charge or a pre-charge allegation, by these bodies.
As with many things in life, Dean understands that technical advice is not the full story when faced with possible sanction. Dean has previously successfully advised so that charge can be avoided and so he knows the method which needs to be applied to ensure that end.
There is an art to how these situations should be approached, and in Dean’s view, that can most effectively be achieved when knowledge of practice in the financial services industry combines with high class advocacy and tactical expertise. This achieves the best result.
Dean is often retained in circumstances where companies and/or individuals seek advice over matters which are not, at that stage, subject to any formal investigation.
Dean’s approach is to pro-actively address and engage the matter, rather than waiting for “a knock on the door”.
In this way, should the worst happen and a formal investigation ensue, internal or external - a tactically judged path will have been taken by a top-rated fraud barrister experienced in successfully handling SFO (Serious Fraud Office) and FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) investigations.
Notable SFO Case
Re S (2009)
Case brought by SFO
SFO / FCA FRAUD BARRISTER
Dean Armstrong QC speaking about his approach to Appeals.
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“A class act with devastatingly effective powers of cross-examination” The Legal 500
“A master tactician who can identify key issues quickly” Chambers and Partners
“Solicitors identify him as an impressive presence in court” Chambers and Partners
“He’s a practical man who sees the wider picture” Chambers and Partners
“Dean Armstrong is fast reaching the point where there will be no one above him at all”
Chambers and Partners
“He is elegant in court and very persuasive” Chambers and Partners
“He is fantastic, and very, very good on the detail. He is also very down-to-earth with clients”
Chambers and Partners
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