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

‘An outstanding and highly respected silk who attracts significant praise for his hugely impressive work ethic and excellent jury advocacy.’ ‘A complete star and has been throughout his career.’  ‘He has an awful lot of charm, works very, very hard and is a real performer in court’.  ‘Extremely astute QC whose strategic judgement is impeccable.’  ‘A brilliant legal brain who has a commanding presence in court’.  ‘A go-to man for complex crime who is a great jury advocate and a wonderful speechmaker.Chambers UK 2017: Crime

‘Regularly sought out by individuals as well as household-name corporations to advise on high-profile and high-stakes financial criminal matters.’ ‘Lauded as the consummate silk.’  ‘A committed team player who dispenses passionate and authoritative advocacy.’  ‘Works very, very hard and takes almost a surgical approach to litigation.’  ‘An immense jury advocate who captivates his audience.’  Chambers UK 2017: Financial Crime

“Applauded for his strong work ethic, impeccable judgement and imperious courtroom presence.” “His strengths are his advocacy and his phenomenal intellect.  He is just top-notch, simple as that.” Chambers UK 2016: Crime

“widely considered to be one of the top practitioners in this market. He is extremely well versed in large domestic and international money laundering, fraudulent trading and corruption matters.” “Remains one of the best regulatory and criminal silks around, and is someone who has seen it all and done it all.”  “He is a very effective advocate – he knows which points to take and is listened to with great respect by judges and prosecutors.”  Chambers UK 2016: Financial Crime

‘Clients love him and he is great to work with.’  The Legal 500 2016: Crime

‘A persuasive advocate with a calm manner and impeccable judgement.’  The Legal 500 2016: Fraud

He has a fantastic presence in court.’ The Legal 500 2016: Business & Regulatory Crime

‘He really deserves his reputation as one of the very best’.  The Legal 500 2015: Crime

‘Extremely good at giving cogent, well-formulated advice early on in an investigation’. The Legal 200 2015: Fraud

He has wide-ranging expertise. The Legal 500 2015: Business and  Regulatory Crime

Education/professional qualifications

LLB Hons, Bristol Called 1986 Queen’s Counsel 2003


Co-authors 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.