Cyber security specialists for the evolving digital world.

Our cyber security team understands the critical nature of safeguarding digital assets, fully recognising their vulnerability and value. With impressive expertise in this area, we can offer outstanding guidance and representation for all of your legal challenges, and have extensive experience acting for the government, police forces, businesses and regulators on matters of high significance.

Our team is at the forefront of the UK’s legal cyber security landscape, appearing in courts and tribunals ranging from the Supreme Court to lower levels, and acting in some of the most prominent cases in this area.

We offer advice that is expert, but also innovative and forward-thinking, in line with the rapidly shifting and continuously evolving challenges unique to this sector.

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Our cyber security experts are dedicated to providing pragmatic counsel and exceptional advocacy across a wide range of matters, from time-sensitive crisis management situations to complex and high-value litigation.

We fully understand and acknowledge the sensitivity and reputational risks inherent in this field. We approach these matters with the utmost discretion and integrity. Our barristers undergo rigorous vetting processes and are well-versed in working with highly sensitive material, covering both the public and private sectors.

Our experts deliver valuable insights via training in this area, and through our regular monthly bulletin, the Data Brief, which can be found here.

To find out more about our collaborative and responsive team, please contact our clerking team.

For more information please contact our clerks.

Call +44 (0) 20 7410 2000 or click here to email

Cyber-Security Expertise


Freedom of Information Act

Investigatory Powers Act


Human Rights


Breaches of confidentiality


Regulation of Investigatory Powers

Challenges to decisions by the ICO

Public law


Disclosure of Information

Cyber-Security Barristers

King's Counsel

Jason Beer KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011

Fiona Barton KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2011

Anne Studd KC

Call 1988 | Silk 2012

Francesca Whitelaw KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2023

Charlotte Ventham KC

Call 2001 | Silk 2024

Juniors (10+ years)

Andrew Waters

Call 1987

Russell Fortt

Call 1999

Beatrice Collier

Call 2004

Mark Thomas

Call 2006

Georgina Wolfe

Call 2006

Jonathan Dixey

Call 2007

Emma Price

Call 2007

Saara Idelbi

Call 2008

Robert Cohen

Call 2009

Robert Talalay

Call 2010

Alex Ustych

Call 2010

Catriona Hodge

Call 2012

Aaron Moss

Call 2013

Juniors (under 10 years)

John Goss

Call 2015

Peter Laverack

Call 2015

Aimee Riese

Call 2016

David Messling

Call 2017

Jennifer Wright

Call 2018

Conor Monighan

Call 2019

Paige Jones

Call 2021

Jack Palmer

Call 2022

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