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Cameron Doley

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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’s team is β€˜a pleasure to work with and is highly valued for its judgement, written work, and legal analyses’. The practice is primarily recommended for targeted sanctions, involving individuals and entities with frozen assets; it also has experience in high-value international arbitrations. It acted for Al Jazeera Media Network in an arbitration against Egypt, pursuant to the Qatar and Egypt bilateral investment treaty. Guy Martin is β€˜great at what he does’; and Cameron Doley and recently promoted partner Miranda Rushton are key names.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

Carter-Ruck β€˜remains at the top of the field’ and is β€˜a pre-eminent law firm for reputation matters’. The team is led by β€˜the powerhouse to call in any media-related crisis’ Nigel Tait; he β€˜regularly puts clients at ease with his shrewd, pragmatic advice and is an exceptional, tenacious and clever practitioner’. Other individuals singled out include the β€˜exceptionally experienced’ Ruth Collard; Cameron Doley; the β€˜thoughtful and conscientious’ Claire Gill; Guy Martin; Alasdair Pepper; the β€˜intellectually rigorous’ Adam Tudor; and recently promoted partners Rebecca Toman and Antonia Foster. Recent highlights include acting for a high-profile individual in a dispute before the Supreme Court against News Group Newspapers regarding an interim injunction restricting publication of the claimant’s identity, and representing the Mahmood family in a libel claim against Katie Hopkins and the MailOnline. Simon Cowell, Kate and Gerry McCann, Bryan Adams, James Blunt and the Qatari royal family are also clients.

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