Our People Valerie Armstrong-Surgenor


Valerie is very knowledgeable and always provides top-quality advice. She is a very personable lawyer who is always available and cooperative.


Val’s specialities are in the areas of cybersecurity, data protection and other compliance matters (including anti-bribery & corruption; modern day slavery legislation, freedom of information compliance and competition law), intellectual property and brand management & protection, and commercial contracts (particularly in the areas of health & social care, medical devices and technology generally).

Val is listed in Who’s Who Legal 2018 as an expert in the areas of Data Privacy & Protection and Information Technology. She is also ranked in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession for Data Protection & Information Law and Information Technology, and is described by clients as “brilliant, approachable and able to reduce the concepts down into words and phrases I can understand."

Ranked in Chambers & Partners UK for her work with charities and the not-for profit sector, she leads the firm’s Charities & Third Sector team where she has a particular interest in social care (including safeguarding matters) and charity fundraising.

She was 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, from 2018-2021. She was also Chair and trustee of Aberlour Child Care Trust from 2014-2020 and is also a trustee on the board of Project Trust UK.

  • Legal Expertise
  • Data Protection & Cyber Security
  • Information Technology & Outsourcing
  • commercial contracts
  • intellectual property
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • charities & social enterprise