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Cameron Doley

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International law group.


Carter-Ruck's senior partner, Cameron works in the firm's international law practice, specialising in litigation and dispute resolution and regulatory matters involving an international or diplomatic context. His clients include a significant number of governments, heads of state and leading political figures from across the world, as well as commercial entities and individuals requiring specialist advice on international issues. In addition to many years conducting litigation in the High Court in London, Cameron has experience of matters proceeding before the United Nations, the ECJ and the ECHR, and Carter-Ruck's international law group is currently involved in cases that are progressing in the national courts of more than a dozen countries located across the globe, including sanctions-related cases arising out of the events of 9/11. He headed the international team responsible for the investigation into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and in 2014 was the solicitor to the inquiry into the torture and murder of prisoners by the Syrian regime. He also represented the State of Qatar successfully in a recent LCIA arbitration. He advises the Qatar 2022 World Cup Committee and AI Jazeera Media Network for whom he is bringing a Bilateral Investment Treaty claim against Egypt. Twenty six years at Carter-Ruck have given Cameron extensive experience of dealing with the UK and international media and he is able to apply the reputation management expertise he has acquired not merely in pursuing claims directly against the media but also in managing media interest in matters involving other parties.


Articled Carter-Ruck; qualified 1992; partner 1995; managing partner 2001; senior partner 2012.


Law Society; LSLA; Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House); American Society of International Law; British Institute of International and Comparative Law.


Queen Elizabeth’s, Blackburn; The Queen’s College, Oxford (MA Hons 1st Class); The College of Law (CPE distinction, Law Society Finals Hons).


English cricket and Welsh rugby.

London: Dispute resolution

Public international law

Within: Public international law

Carter-Ruck has specific expertise in asset freezing measures. The team advised Al Jazeera Media Network in its investment arbitration against Egypt. Clients recommend Guy Martin, who β€˜pursues the best outcome for clients’, and Cameron Doley.

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Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

Carter-Ruck is β€˜a go-to firm’ for a wide-ranging client base that includes celebrities and high-net-worth individuals as well as global entities. Cameron Doley was part of a team that represented Martin Hemming in libel proceedings against Penguin Books. Other individuals singled out in β€˜brilliant litigator’ Nigel Tait’s sizeable team include Claire Gill, Alasdair Pepper (who is β€˜one of the most experienced media lawyers in the business’), Ruth Collard (who is β€˜sure-footed and outstandingly forensic’), Adam Tudor and Guy Martin.

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