Dean Armstrong QC is a top-rated criminal appeals barrister.
Dean’s ability to see cases through fresh eyes has meant that he has had many successes in the Court of Appeal and in conducting appeals in the Crown Court.
TOP-RATED CRIMINAL APPEALS BARRISTER & QC
As a leading appeals barrister, Dean has also been counsel of choice for a number of sentence appeals dealing with the imposition of sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection. He has been successful in overturning the vast proportion of these.
He has had great success in the Court of Appeal. He was recently successful in resisting an appeal by the prosecution where his client had been found not guilty of murder at the close of the prosecution case. The Court of Appeal agreed that his client should be found not guilty.
Dean successfully conducted an appeal for a man who was in fact wrongly convicted several years previously. When Dean took over the appeal, the man was brought back to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission and subsequently acquitted.
Dean’s excellence in advocacy and eye for detail make him an ideal choice as an appeal advocate, and explains why he is regarded as one of the top-rated criminal appeals barristers in the UK.
Notable Appeals Cases
R v S (2005)
Defendant not represented at trial
Arguments re non disclosure
R v I (2015)
Defendant acquitted at close of prosecution case
Court of Appeal refused prosecution appeal
Defendant not guilty
R v C (2012)
Referral from CCRC
R v R (2014)
Successful appeal to the Crown Court regarding period of notification on Sex Offenders Register
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CRIMINAL APPEALS BARRISTER
Dean speaks about his experience and approach as a criminal defence barrister.
“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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