Details of practice

A leading practitioner and trial lawyer, practising in crime, commercial crime, fraud, inquests, professional disciplinary tribunals, health and safety, extradition, licensing and betting.

He has advised and continues to advise in relation to criminal and quasi-criminal matters both nationally and internationally. This has included, among other things, advice on carbon trading, extradition, bribery, corruption, money laundering, insider dealing, market abuse, match fixing, price fixing, cartels and computer misuse.

Crime Silk of the Year – Chambers and Partners Bar Awards 2007

Directory recommendations

A leading silk who is highly respected by peers and someone who “fully deserves his excellent reputation.”
“A commanding presence in court and a very strong strategic thinker.”
“A really first class barrister who is thorough and good-humoured.”
Chambers UK 2019: Crime (Band 1)

“An outstanding barrister who is meticulous on the detail.”
“A wonderful advocate who is thoughtful and phenomenally hard-working.”
Chambers UK 2019: Financial Crime (Band Star)

He is lauded as the consummate silk, and is a committed team player who dispenses passionate and authoritative advocacy.
Chambers UK 2019: Financial Crime – Corporates (Band 1)

‘Completely unflappable, and gets judges and juries eating out of the palm of his hand.’
The Legal 500 2019: Fraud (Band 1)

‘A very experienced silk – charming, urbane and very good with juries.’
The Legal 500 2019: Business & Regulatory Crime (Band 1)

Education/professional qualifications

LLB Hons, Bristol
Called 1986
Queen’s Counsel 2003


Co-author’s chapter on Insider Dealing and Market Abuse in the OUP loose leaf ‘Fraud’ publication.


Head of Chambers from 1 March 2010

Other information

Criminal Bar Association
International Bar Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Direct access

Alexander Cameron QC is qualified to accept instructions direct from clients under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme. This means that members of the public who seek specialist advice can come direct to him. In addition, he welcomes instructions from solicitors, in-house law departments, qualified foreign lawyers, and clients licensed by the Bar Council to give instructions direct to barristers under the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme. For further information please contact our Clerks.