Alexander Cameron QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2003

"One of the best silks at the Criminal Bar. He is fantastic with the law, excellent with clients and exceptionally bright."

Chambers UK 2020: Crime (Band 1)

"Alex is a commanding advocate; he has a calm presence and is a great tactician."

Chambers UK 2020: Crime (Band 1)

"...has had a stellar last year, even by his own very high standards."

Chambers UK 2020: (Band Star)

"A commanding presence in court and a very strong strategic thinker."

Chambers UK 2019: Crime (Band 1)

"Completely unflappable, and gets judges and juries eating out of the palm of his hand."

Legal 500 2019: Fraud (Band 1)

Instructing Alexander

To instruct Alexander please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Alexander Cameron QC is 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 & Partners Bar Awards 2007.

Legal Expertise

Financial Crime overview

Alex has been instructed in very many of the high-profile cases investigated by the Serious Fraud Office and the FCA over the last 10 years, only some of which have come to trial. The trials include those below.

Notable Financial Crime cases

CB (Southwark Crown Court)

Deutsche Bank Euribor trader; rate manipulation.

AM (Southwark Crown Court)

HBOS corruption - allegations of fraudulent trading.

VW (Southwark Crown Court)

RBS banker investing in film fraud.

GB (Southwark Crown Court)

FSA prosecuted Market Abuse: making a misleading statement knowingly (acquitted) or recklessly.

Crime

Crime overview

Alex is instructed in criminal matters across the board – a meticulous, strategic and practical approach is taken to all cases.

Notable Crime cases

SH (Blackfriars Crown Court)

Murder and perverting course of justice - murder and dismemberment of known associate.

NK (Central Criminal Court)

NK was charged with RB for murder and body disposal of Libyan oil executive.

BA (Wood Green Crown Court)

Kidnap, drugs, guns, money laundering.

Securitas (JF) (Central Criminal Court)

UK's largest bank robbery.

Bribery & Corruption overview

Alex has been instructed in very many of the high-profile cases investigated by the Serious Fraud Office and the FCA over the last 10 years, only some of which have come to trial. The trials include those below:

Notable Bribery & Corruption cases

U (BAJ) (Southwark Crown Court)

Category 1 corruption concerning oil production equipment.

ANUK (Southwark Crown Court)

3 trials defending the ANUK Ltd concerning allegations of corruption in Poland, Hungary, India and Tunisia.

AM (Southwark Crown Court)

HBOS corruption - Reading branch.

BL (Southwark Crown Court)

Corruption - UK Chairman accused of conspiring to corrupt the Governor of the Central Bank of Vietnam.

Inquests & Inquiries overview

Alex has appeared in high profile and highly sensitive inquests including those set out below.

Notable Inquests & Inquiries cases

HKR (Westminster Coroner's Court)

Represented HKR at the inquest into the death of his wife, E.

J (2010) (Southend-on-Sea Coroner's Court)

Four-week high security inquest into death of MoD scientist.

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RW (Kings Lynn Coroner's Court)

JOT
(RCJ)
Two-week committal for contempt of solicitor following JR proceedings

CB
(Southwark Crown Court)
Deutsche Bank Euribor trader; rate manipulation

AM
(Southwark Crown Court)
HBOS corruption – allegations of fraudulent trading / money laundering

DR
(Central Criminal Court)
Murder; plea to Manslaughter accepted (alcohol dependency syndrome)

VW
(Southwark Crown Court)
RBS banker investing in film fraud

SH
(Blackfriars Crown Court)
Murder and perverting course of justice – murder and dismemberment of known associate

DB
(RCJ)
Represented DB in claim for unlawful arrest / false imprisonment against HMRC

VS
(Maidstone Crown Court)
Defending CEO in a joint CPS/HMRC revenue fraud prosecution

Operation Cotton
(Southwark Crown Court & Court of Appeal Criminal Division)
Appeared pro bono for the involuntarily unrepresented defendants in this FCA prosecution.  The stay granted in the Crown Court was overturned in the Court of Appeal but the decision led to a new regime for VHCC cases.

A&O
(Southwark Crown Court)
Represented two partners at A&O concerning events which took place in the run up to a large SFO corruption trial

NK
(Central Criminal Court)
Murder and perverting course of justice – NK was charged with RB for murder and body disposal of Libyan oil executive

GC
(Blackfriars Crown Court)
Theft – scrap metal dealers alleged to have stolen large quantities of rail track

AN
(Central Criminal Court)
Money laundering – proceeds of gold bullion stolen in Belgium

CW
(Southwark Crown Court)
Insider Dealing – German banker dealt through two different girlfriends, one of whom was CW

BL
(Southwark Crown Court)
Corruption – UK Chairman accused of conspiring to corrupt the Governor of the Central Bank of Vietnam

HKR
(Isleworth Crown Court)
Represented HR following the death of his wife, E, in both the criminal proceedings and inquest

ET
(Croydon Crown Court)
Fraud – multi-million Euro fraud on Shell by oil trader

MS
(Maidstone Crown Court)
Murder – revenge assault on vulnerable victim.

PW
(Wolverhampton Crown Court)
Multi-million pound metal recycling fraud

BA
(Wood Green Crown Court)
Kidnap, drugs, guns, money laundering

BW
(Central Criminal Court)
Murder – drug trade related

MA
(ICC sitting in Qatar)
Pakistan fast bowler disciplinary proceedings for spot-fixing

SB
(Maidstone Crown Court)
Murder – of partner in street

J
(Southend-on-Sea Crown Court)
4-week high security Inquest into death of MoD scientist

JN
(Southwark Crown Court)
US citizen alleged to have taken deposits when unauthorised and laundered proceeds

MU
(Southwark Crown Court)
Insider dealing – dentist

GL
(St Albans Crown Court)
Murder – alleged contract killing

Pharmaceuticals/JC
(Southwark Crown Court)
Cartel prosecuted for a conspiracy to defraud

Dunlop Hose & Marine (DB)
(Southwark Crown Court)
First International cartel prosecution under new regime

Securitas (JF)
(Central Criminal Court)
UK’s largest cash bank robbery – £52m

GB
(Southwark Crown Court)
FSA prosecuted Market Abuse: making a misleading statement knowingly or recklessly

CA
(Central Criminal Court)
Murder – drug-related killing

Versailles (CC)
(Southwark Crown Court)
Ponzi fraud – conspiracy to defraud

As a junior barrister

Young / Morgan Grenfell
Rogue Trader fraud

Ronson / Guinness appeal
Share support operation/Art 6 ECHR

Archer
Perjury & Perverting Course of Justice

Pinochet
Extradition

Aitken
Perjury & Perverting Course of Justice

SG / American Soya Bean Assoc
Extradition to USA prevented

Instructing Alexander

To instruct Alexander please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

“One of the best silks at the Criminal Bar. He is fantastic with the law, excellent with clients and exceptionally bright.” Chambers UK 2020: Crime (Band 1)

“Alex is a commanding advocate; he has a calm presence and is a great tactician.” Chambers UK 2020: Crime (Band 1)

“has had a stellar last year, even by his own very high standards.” Chambers UK 2020: (Band Star)

“A commanding presence in court and a very strong strategic thinker.” Chambers UK 2019: Crime (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 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)

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • 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)

I, Alexander Cameron QC, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by email at ac@3rblaw.com. My Data Protection Policy can be found below.

All personal data that I process is for the purposes of providing legal services, conducting conflict-checks, marketing, defending potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes, keeping anti-money laundering records, training other barristers and pupils and when providing work-shadowing opportunities, and/or exercising a right to a lien. The types of data I process vary upon the nature of the legal matter in relation to which I am engaged to advise, but can include names, contact details, biographic details and ‘special category personal data’ (such as details of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life and criminal convictions and proceedings).

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the legal bases upon which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child. When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here. When I process data which has not been obtained directly from the data subject (e.g. personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, I may share the personal data with:

  1. my Chambers, which supplies professional and administrative support to my practice;
  2. Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
  3. my lay and professional clients;
  4. potential witnesses, in particular experts, and friends or family of the data subject;
  5. solicitors, barristers, pupils, mini pupils and other legal representatives;
  6. ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;
  7. current, past or prospective employers;
  8. education and examining bodies;
  9. business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies.

I retain personal data for no longer than 7 years after the case has come to an end or as otherwise required by law.

I do not intend to transfer data to any country which is not either within the European Union, ‘white listed’ by the EU or otherwise permitted by EU law (e.g. to the USA under the provisions of the ‘Privacy Shield’).

Under the GDPR, data subjects whose personal data I process have the right to request from me access to, and rectification or erasure of, their personal data, the right to the restriction of processing concerning them, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk).

In cases where there is a contract between me and the data subject, the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement and the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data in order that I can supply legal services. A failure to provide such data may mean that I will not be able to provide the legal services.

Rev 1.1 – 25.05.2018

Data Protection Policy

Legitimate Interests Assessment

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.

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