CyberCounsel are the leading team of UK cybersecurity lawyers.

They comprise three lawyers, Dean Armstrong QC, Dan Hyde and Sam Thomas, who identified cyberlaw as a distinct and developing area of law and who literally put UK cybersecurity law on the map by writing the first book explaining what it was and how it could be applied to tackle the vast array of cyber threats and attacks.

Cybersecurity and cybercrime are among the biggest issues facing individuals, business organisations and states today.  The law faces huge challenges to keep up with the rapid development of technology which provides opportunities for the misuse of computers for commercial gain, espionage or other reasons. Data and information have always been valuable; now they are the new gold in a world where access can make or break a business, promote or demote an individual or damage national security.

This appreciation of information value has brought tighter regulation. Increased cyber regulation with global reach in the form of the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”), with an implementation date of 25 May 2018, will rain huge fines (the greater of Euro 20 million or 4% of total global turnover) down on those who fail to meet the new standards. Organisations should obtain expert help now to ensure they can meet these new uprated standards.

CyberCounsel are the pioneers and leaders in the field—we wrote the book and led where others followed. We have advised Government (The Law Commission) and are able to bring our knowledge and experience across the vast spectrum of civil, criminal and regulatory law as it applies to cybersecurity when advising an individual or organisation.  

We defend and prosecute and represent individuals or organisations in relation to actions arising from a data breach or cyber-attack (internal or external). We also provide compliance advice and will implement preventative measures and security policies.

Our expertise includes:

  • Disputes
  • Cybercrime: defence
  • Cybercrime: prosecution
  • Employee liability and protection
  • Data security
  • Control mechanisms for embedded devices
  • Compliance and regulation
  • Preventative advice and policies
  • Data breach response
  • Commercial espionage
  • Internal investigations
  • Investigation of incidents
  • Practical advice

The book

Cyber Security: Law and Practice
ISBN 9781784733452
A single point of reference for all those dealing with cyber risk and data protection or management.

How we can help you

CyberCounsel provide a range of legal advice, practical assistance and representation in relation to cyber security, cyber crime and data protection, including copyright. We can work closely with other lawyers and law firms, and, as independent consultants, are able to provide an opinion or advice that is bespoke and comprehensive in appreciating the inter-relationship of company, commercial law and cyber principles. Cyber law is a broad discipline encompassing intellectual property, employment law, criminal and civil litigation.

Cyber law is also often international in nature. In addition to acting in domestic UK cases we are able to advise on international issues such as data sovereignty and data management across the European Union, North America and Asia. 

On a consultancy basis we should be in a position to address all cyber related queries but should we believe that your matter is something we cannot add value to or is that it is better served elsewhere we will tell you. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of service and transparency.

We can be instructed to provide one-off advice or opinion or retained for a longer period to provide advice or representation to resolve your matter or case. We can also conduct a compliance audit/health check for which there is a three stage process:

  1. We conduct an initial examination, to assess your systems, audit your procedures and make our recommendations. 
  2. If you wish to engage us to implement the recommendations we fix the problems that we have identified.
  3. If required, we provide a legal opinion that confirms your systems are now compliant. 

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