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

His reputation in the marketplace is entirely deserved – not only is he capable, tactical and sage but his advocacy is smooth, effortless and totally engaging.
An extremely astute QC whose strategic judgement is impeccable. He has a brilliant legal brain and is a commanding presence in court.
Chambers UK 2018: Financial Crime (Star)

Regularly sought out by individuals as well as household-name corporations to advise on high-profile and high-stakes financial criminal matters. He is lauded as the consummate silk, and is a committed team player who dispenses passionate and authoritative advocacy.
Chambers UK 2018: Financial Crime Corporates (Band 1) 

An “effective and charismatic” silk who attracts praise for his strategic advice and intelligent advocacy.
A go-to silk for complex crime, he is a great jury advocate and a wonderful speechmaker.
An extremely astute QC whose strategic judgement is impeccable. He has a brilliant legal brain and is a commanding presence in court.
Chambers UK 2018: Crime (Band 1)

He is completely unflappable, and gets judges, juries and clients eating out of his hand.
Legal 500 (2017): Fraud (Band 1)

A formidable force in court and a charming person outside, he always has the respect of the judge.
Legal 500 (2017): Business and Regulatory Crime (Band 1)

Education/professional qualifications

LLB Hons, Bristol
Called 1986
Queen’s Counsel 2003

Publications

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

Appointments

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.