Valerie Armstrong-Surgenor


Valerie specialises in the areas of information technology, cybersecurity, data protection and other compliance matters, intellectual property and brand management & protection, and commercial contracts.

Val is listed in the 'WWL Thought Leaders: Data' 2023 report for Data Privacy & Protection and Data Information Technology. She is also listed in Who’s Who Legal 2023 as an expert in the areas of Data Privacy & Protection and Information Technology.

Ranked as a Leader in the Field for Charities, Data Protection & Information Law and Information Technology in the 2024 edition of Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession, Val is described by clients as “brilliant, approachable and able to reduce the concepts down into words and phrases I can understand".

Val leads the firm’s Charities & Third Sector team where she has a particular interest in governance and trustee matters. Having previously been the Chair of the Independent Fundraising Standards and Adjudication Panel for Scotland, the independent body in Scotland which oversees complaints made about the fundraising practices of Scottish registered charities, she also has a focus on how governance relates to charity fundraising.

Val is also an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University in Chicago USA, where she teaches in the area of privacy law at the prestigious Beazley Institute for Health Law & policy.

Valerie gives an excellent service and makes everyone feel that they are in safe, confident hands.

Chambers and Partners

She offers clear, concise, and well-explained advice.

Chambers and Partners

Valerie is a trusted adviser. We rely on her for practical solutions to complicated data privacy matters.

Chambers and Partners

Supportive and highly competent to advise on the most complex matters.

Chambers and Partners

Our company has an excellent working relationship with Val and the firm. She is committed, hard-working and always produces high-quality work for us.

Chambers and Partners

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