Set Profile > Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC > London, England
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Three Raymond Buildings
3 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN
Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC > The Legal 500 Rankings
The 'excellent' Three Raymond Buildings is ‘very strong in business crime’. The set's members are 'highly experienced trial advocates' who handle a broad gamut of business and financial crime cases, such as high-profile corruption and bribery matters, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations, and insider trading; more niche specialisms include data protection offences and sanctions. Hugo Keith QC is acting in the long-running SFO investigation into ENRC, namely into alleged deals made between the company and billionaire Dan Gertler.
Fraud: crime Tier 1
Three Raymond Buildings is a 'recognised leader in the field of financial crime', with 'great strength in depth' and 'excellent counsel', according to clients. The set's members are adept at both prosecuting and defending in cases which share elements of business crime and traditional fraud instructions. Recent representative instructions include Luke Ponte acting as sole counsel in the defence of an HMRC officer, who was convicted of fraudulently obtaining tax credits worth £18,000; the defendant received a suspended sentence.
Three Raymond Buildings 'has enormous expertise in extradition', according to instructing solicitors. James Lewis QC acts for the US government in ongoing Trinidadian extradition proceedings concerning former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, following a US indictment for corruption; Helen Malcolm QC is acting in Lis, Lange and Chmielewski v Poland, a case that considers whether requested persons can be extradited from the UK to Poland following alleged damages to judicial independence in Poland after judicial reforms were introduced.
Licensing Tier 1
Three Raymond Buildings is endorsed as one of the first choice sets for licensing expertise. Its members handle all aspects of licensing issues in the entertainment and gambling fields including betting and casinos, frequently acting for well-known venues and including regulatory and criminal matters. The 'very impressive' Stephen Walsh QC has an exceptional breadth of expertise that ranges from gambling or street trading to private security and firearms matters. Many of his cases involve major entertainment venues and he advised Old Spitalfields Market on a new application and appeal for a premises licence for the open market area. Michael Bromley-Martin QC achieves results 'with aplomb' and also has a strong track record on a range of licence application or revocation cases. Acting for Eastern Electrics Music Festival, he successfully secured a premises licence in the face of strong objections from the Metropolitan Police and the Licensing Authority. A 'first-choice junior', Sarah Le Fevre is often opposite silks in challenging cases; she is acting for Sophisticats against Westminster City Council in respect of a contested renewal of a sexual entertainment venue licence.
Crime Tier 2
'An elite set with a second-to-none reputation', Three Raymond Buildings handles a number of more specialist criminal matters, including both prosecution and privately funded defence work. In particular, the set, which enjoys a close relationship with the Police Federation and its preferred firms of solicitors, has a strong track record in defending police officers in criminal cases. Richard Horwell QC prosecuted a couple who were convicted of murdering French au pair Sophie Lionnet over a false belief that she was having an affair with one of their ex partners, a former member of boy band Boyzone. Among the juniors, Guy Ladenburg successfully prosecuted the cold case rape of a pensioner in 1986, while Heather Oliver represented a police officer who was convicted of, but given an absolute discharge for, burglary with intent to commit criminal damage by attacking a barber shop with a traffic cone.
Inquests and inquiries Tier 2
Three Raymond Buildings is an 'excellent set with great strength in depth', which draws on its expertise in the criminal and regulatory fields when representing bereaved families, businesses and public bodies. Patrick Gibbs QC is representing the non-commissioned officers including the sergeant in charge of training, at the inquest into the death of Sean Benton, one of four privates to die at the Deepcut barracks. The set has a strong relationship with the Police Federation; Hugh Davies OBE QC represented police officers involved in the original investigation, which lead to the wrongful convictions of the Birmingham Six, concerning an application by the family of the deceased to resume the inquest into the 1974 pub bombings in the city.
Police law (defendant) Tier 2
'Excellent set' Three Raymond Buildings houses a team of barristers which counts representing officers in disciplinary proceedings as a core area of their expertise. Alisdair Williamson QC successfully defended police constable Andrew Birks, one of five officers charged with alleged misconduct over the death of Sean Rigg which followed the musician's restraint while in police custody. Also of note, Neil Saunders was instructed in the case of an officer disciplined after using allegedly excessive force on a young person who was in possession of a machete; the officer, a senior black belt, used martial arts training to protect himself.
At Three Raymond Buildings, Hugo Keith QC represents Zamira Hajiyeva – the wife of an ex-state banker currently serving a jail sentence for embezzlement in Azerbaijan – who is the recipient of the UK's first unexplained wealth order (UWO), after it was discovered she had spent over £16m in Harrods over a 10-year period.
Health and safety Tier 4
At Three Raymond Buildings, Stephen Walsh QC is leading Sarah Le Fevre in representing the London Fire Brigade in the ongoing Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry. Also of note, Saba Naqshbandi is well known for her niche specialism in fire safety cases.
‘A cut above the rest’, Three Raymond Buildings is ‘the best set for business crime’, according to some solicitors. Chambers is filled with ‘highly experienced, intellectually rigorous, and approachable trial advocates,’ who are ‘reliably excellent’ for general crime, financial crime, and extradition matters. In recent news, Richard Wormald took silk in 2019 and Bill Emlyn Jones was appointed Senior Treasury Counsel. The ‘dependable’ clerks’ room is ‘head and shoulders above other sets’ and led by ‘outstanding’ senior clerk Eddie Holland. The clerks are collectively described as ‘prompt and trustworthy’. Of particular note is the ‘exceptional’ Dean Brown, who is ‘very helpful, accommodating, and easy to work with’. Offices in: London
Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC > Firm Profile
A multi-disciplined set with a national and international reputation.
Types of work undertaken: Crime: the practice encompasses advocacy and advisory work in every aspect of criminal law, including serious violent and sexual crime, terrorism, drug and human trafficking, bribery and corruption, organised crime, child exploitation, cyber crime and breaches of the Official Secrets Act. The set also has expertise across all levels of call in the complex and constantly evolving area of restraint, civil recovery and confiscation.
Fraud and financial regulation: chambers has a long-established reputation as a leading set for fraud, money laundering, insider-dealing and anti-competitive conduct. Expertise in fraud extends to civil and commercial fraud claims initiated in the UK and abroad, either as stand-alone claims or alongside threatened or ongoing criminal or regulatory proceedings. Members are also experienced in the area of financial services law and are instructed by both the FCA and individuals and corporations in the financial services industry.
Extradition and international law: chambers has substantial experience of international criminal law and of advocacy abroad, with a global reputation in extradition and mutual legal assistance. Members have appeared in almost every major extradition case in England, from the Pinochet case to Gary McKinnon and Shrien Dewani, and have advised and represented over 40 foreign and Commonwealth governments. They also advise in the context of international business transactions, eg in respect of anti-money laundering and corruption laws, economic and trade sanctions, and the effects of long-arm jurisdiction of US laws.
Public and administrative law: members appear regularly for individuals, companies and public bodies in the High Court and Court of Appeal on applications for judicial review and have an expert knowledge of human rights law relating to judicial review of government departments, magistratesâ courts, local authorities, the police, the prison service, the armed forces, courts martial, coronersâ courts and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Two members of chambers are currently appointed as Civil Treasury counsel and have appeared in many of the leading cases. Members also advise and represent interested parties in public inquiries and inquests, recent examples being the 7/7 bombings, Baby P, Raoul Moat, the Baha Mousa inquiry, Alexander Litvinenko and Mark Duggan.
Regulatory enforcement: members provide expert advice and representation on a wide range of statutory regimes that regulate the conduct of public bodies, corporations and individuals. Members regularly appear for prosecuting authorities and defendants in cases concerning health and safety, fire safety, environmental law, consumer protection and trading standards. Members are also active in the areas of financial regulation and regularly appear before VAT and duties tribunals.
Licensing: chambersâ leading presence in licensing is complemented by membersâ expertise in general regulatory enforcement in the leisure industry. There is considerable overlap in the regulatory fields between controls which are exercised through licensing systems and those which impose criminal liability. Members are instructed by local councils, statutory authorities and residential bodies, as well as by commercial concerns, including major operators of pubs, clubs, casinos and betting offices.
Professional discipline: chambers is regularly instructed on behalf of police officers accused of serious criminal offending or professional misconduct, or requiring representation at controversial inquests or public inquiries. Members advise the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Chambers also has a developing reputation in sports law; members advise and represent both sports persons and governing bodies, including UK Athletics, the British Boxing Board of Control and the Lawn Tennis Association.
|Chambers manager||Alison Marshall|
|Senior clerk||Eddie Holland|
|Members of Chambers||CAMERON QC, Alexander (1986)|
|Members of Chambers||NICHOLLS QC, Colin (1957)|
|Members of Chambers||HORWELL QC, Richard (1976)|
|Members of Chambers||BORRELLI QC, Michael (1977)|
|Members of Chambers||BURKE QC, Trevor (1981)|
|Members of Chambers||BROMLEY-MARTIN QC, Michael (1979)|
|Members of Chambers||LEWIS QC, James (1987)|
|Members of Chambers||HUMPHRYES QC, Jane (1983)|
|Members of Chambers||FARRELL QC, Simon (1983)|
|Members of Chambers||GIBBS QC, Patrick (1986)|
|Members of Chambers||MALCOLM QC, Helen (1986)|
|Members of Chambers||HARDY QC, John (1988)|
|Members of Chambers||WALSH QC, Stephen (1983)|
|Members of Chambers||KEITH QC, Hugo (1989)|
|Members of Chambers||DAVIES OBE QC, Hugh (1990)|
|Members of Chambers||HINES QC, James (1982)|
|Members of Chambers||ASHLEY-NORMAN QC, Jonathan (1989)|
|Members of Chambers||WILLIAMSON QC, Alisdair (1994)|
|Members of Chambers||ATCHLEY, Richard (1977)|
|Members of Chambers||SAUNDERS, Neil (1983)|
|Members of Chambers||WORMALD, Richard (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||AGHA, Siza (1994)|
|Members of Chambers||SUMMERS, Ben (1994)|
|Members of Chambers||NAQSHBANDI, Saba (1996)|
|Members of Chambers||EMLYN JONES, William (1996)|
|Members of Chambers||GRITT, Edmund (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||WILLIAMSON, Ailsa (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||BAUMBER, Kevin (1998)|
|Members of Chambers||DOBBIN, Clair (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||LADENBURG, Guy (2000)|
|Members of Chambers||YEO, Nicholas (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||BIGGS, Stuart (1999)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Members of Chambers||LE FEVRE, Sarah (2001)|
|Members of Chambers||BUTT, Matthew (2002)|
|Members of Chambers||WATSON, Ben (2002)|
|Members of Chambers||PONTE, Luke (2003)|
|Members of Chambers||SCOTT, Rachel (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||BARNES, Rachel (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||JUNG, Bo-Eun (2005)|
|Members of Chambers||MORRIS, Robert (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||COLLINS, Emma (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||OLIVER, Heather (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||HILL, Patrick (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||ST AUBYN, Kitty (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||GREANY, John (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||MANSELL, Daniel (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||NICULIU, Eva (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||HOLLOS, Reka (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||BUSHNELL, Thomas (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||HADGETT, Rebecca (2015)|
|Members of Chambers||WOODS, Genevieve (2016)|
|Members of Chambers||PUTHUPPALLY, Ciju (2017)|
|Members of Chambers||DOWDING, Ryan (2017)|
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Top Tier Set Rankings
- Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
- Fraud: crime
- International crime and extradition