Helen Armstrong > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

IP and Technology


Partner. Helen is an experienced litigator specialising in resolution of complex technology and commercial disputes. She has advised and acted for clients on a wide range of disputes in the High Court, with a particular focus on outsourcing and public sector technology disputes.

Helen has a wealth of experience handling complex, multi-party and multi-jurisdictional disputes both in and out of court.

Helen’s practice focuses on technology and outsourcing disputes across a range of both public and private sectors, from government digitalisation projects to national internet infrastructure disputes and investment trading platform disputes.   Helen recognises the unique difficulties that these sorts of disputes give rise to and the importance of working closely with clients at an early stage to strengthen their position during on-going commercial relationships and avoid litigation wherever possible. She is, however, experienced in strategically commencing and defending proceedings in all of the key divisions of the High Court in London – including the Technology & Construction, Commercial and Chancery Courts. Helen also acts for clients in respect of breach of confidential information, including obtaining emergency injunctive relief where necessary.

Helen has been consistently ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ for Premium Litigation the Legal 500 UK, as well as being acknowledged for her outsourcing work by Chambers & Partners UK in 2022.


Member of the Society for Computers and Law (SCL).

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

RPC advises on technology contracts, outsourcing matters, regulatory issues, fund raising mandates and M&A transactions, in addition to technology-related disputes. The practice is also able to assist clients on innovative projects, with industry knowledge in emerging technologies, such as NFTs, AI and InsurTech. Jeremy Drew, who advises on contentious and non-contentious technology matters, jointly leads the team alongside Mark Crichard, who focuses on mandates concerning procurement and outsourcing. Tom Purton is well-versed in commercial contracts, while Charles Buckworth is handles fintech matters. The team was bolstered in 2022 by the arrival of specialist tech litigator Helen Armstrong from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

London > Industry focus > TMT

RPC acts for leading digital platforms, insurance providers and retail businesses on matters relating to media, tech and outsourcing. On the contentious side the team handles disputes while non-contentious work involves providing regulatory advice, commercial agreements and acquisitions. Jeremy Drew is experienced in representing large tech platforms and leads the team while Oliver Bray has market-leading expertise in digital, consumer and advertising. Disputes lawyer David Cran  is experienced in arbitration with support from Keith Mathieson who is involved in media defence. Mark Crichard advises on complex tech and outsourcing contracts. SSSpecialist tech litigator Helen Armstrong has added strength on the contentious side since her arrival from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in 2022.