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New Heads of Chambers at The 36 Group

10th September 2019

The 36 Group announces new Heads of Chambers.  Vasanti Selvaratnam QC, Dean Armstrong QC and Will Tyler QC have become Joint Heads of Chambers as of Tuesday 10th September 2019.  This follows the previous Joint Heads, Richard Wilson QC and William Harbage QC, having each served two successive joint terms of four years at the helm.

Will Tyler QC, until appointment, was the Head of 36 Family.  Will also sits as a Deputy High Court Judge (Family Division) and Recorder (Family Court), is a Children Law Arbitrator (MCIArb) and is the Silk member of the Family Procedure Rule Committee.

Vasanti Selvaratnam QC, until appointment, was the Head of 36 Stone, the shipping, international trade and arbitration division of The 36 Group.  Vasanti is also a Commercial Arbitrator and Mediator and has nearly 20 years’ experience sitting as a Recorder (Crown Court).

Dean Armstrong QC is a Commercial and Criminal Silk, with particular expertise in cyber law and cryptocurrency.  Dean is the author of the leading legal textbooks, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: International Legal and Regulatory Challenges and Cyber Security Law and Practice.

Speaking on behalf of the new Joint Heads, Will Tyler said:

‘Vasanti, Dean and I are hugely excited to assume the leadership of this market-leading, multi-specialist set of Chambers.  In recent years, under the assured stewardship of William Harbage QC and Richard Wilson QC, The 36 Group has hugely increased its market presence and reputation for the provision of the highest quality legal services, has surged up the directory rankings and has acquired beautiful, spacious and prestigious new premises in the heart of Gray’s Inn.

We look forward to building on these successes.  We will continue the drive to make The 36 Group the most innovative set of barristers’ chambers in the country.  We plan to grow our already significant international presence, serving commercial and high value private clients through all of our specialist groups.  Most importantly, we will always maintain the quality of service we provide to all of our clients, domestic or international, and whatever the particular needs of the client or case.’


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