Set Profile > Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC > London , England

Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC
Three Raymond Buildings
3 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5BH
England

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 1

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.

Leading Juniors

Ben Summers - Three Raymond BuildingsA very smooth and rounded advocate, liked by judges and juries.
Ranked: Tier 1


Rachel Barnes - Three Raymond BuildingsWell known for her expertise in sanctions law.
Ranked: Tier 2


Leading Silks

Patrick Gibbs QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA subtle and exceptional cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 1


Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe is always well prepared - a silk who delivers results.
Ranked: Tier 1


Alexander Cameron QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHis easy-going charm disguises a rapier-sharp mind.
Ranked: Tier 1


Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC - Three Raymond BuildingsErudite and thorough.
Ranked: Tier 3


James Hines QC - Three Raymond BuildingsUrbane and very bright, with a commanding court presence.
Ranked: Tier 3


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.

2019 Silks

Richard Wormald QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe has a very engaging manner with juries.
Ranked: Tier 1


Leading Juniors

Neil Saunders - Three Raymond BuildingsHe is excellent at handling difficult clients.
Ranked: Tier 1


Ben Summers - Three Raymond BuildingsHe has a meticulous eye and is great with technical cases.
Ranked: Tier 3


Nicholas Yeo - Three Raymond BuildingsHis workload includes tax fraud matters.
Ranked: Tier 3


Stuart Biggs - Three Raymond BuildingsIntelligent, courteous and charming.
Ranked: Tier 4


Luke Ponte - Three Raymond BuildingsAn incisive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4


Rachel Scott - Three Raymond BuildingsShe has fantastic attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 4


Leading Silks

Helen Malcolm QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHer practice includes domestic and international fraud cases.
Ranked: Tier 1


James Lewis QC - Three Raymond BuildingsVery well known for handling cases with international elements.
Ranked: Tier 2


Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC - Three Raymond BuildingsAn excellent strategic thinker.
Ranked: Tier 3


International crime and extradition Tier 1

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.

Leading Juniors

Matthew Butt - Three Raymond BuildingsHe is fiercely intelligent and able to unpick the most complex legal issues.
Ranked: Tier 1


Clair Dobbin - Three Raymond BuildingsVery well known for handling high-profile extradition cases.
Ranked: Tier 1


Ben Watson - Three Raymond BuildingsA silk in waiting.
Ranked: Tier 1


Ben Brandon - Three Raymond BuildingsA fierce advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2


Rachel Scott - Three Raymond BuildingsVery experienced in handling extradition work for foreign governments.
Ranked: Tier 2


Rachel Barnes - Three Raymond BuildingsShe has great communication skills.
Ranked: Tier 3


Leading Silks

James Hines QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe combines an analytical eye with a deft touch with clients and court alike.
Ranked: Tier 1


Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA measured and seasoned performer.
Ranked: Tier 1


Helen Malcolm QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA silk with class.
Ranked: Tier 1


James Lewis QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHighly regarded for acting in high-profile extradition cases.
Ranked: Tier 2


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.

Leading Juniors

Sarah Le Ferve - Three Raymond BuildingsHas an impressive breadth of experience across all significant licensing authorities with excellent rates of success. She has a perfect presentation style.
Ranked: Tier 1


Saba Naqshbandi - Three Raymond BuildingsAlways impeccably prepared for hearings, which provides a great deal of reassurance to clients.
Ranked: Tier 2


Matthew Butt - Three Raymond Buildings‘Impressive, authoritative presence in Licensing Sub-Committee hearings and prepared to provide robust advice in challenging cases.’
Ranked: Tier 3


Guy Ladenburg - Three Raymond BuildingsVery responsive, quick grasp of issues and provides easy-to-understand and concise advice to clients.
Ranked: Tier 3


Leading Silks

Stephen Walsh QC - Three Raymond BuildingsYou can be opposed to him when he walks into the room but on his side when he walks out.
Ranked: Tier 1


Michael Bromley-Martin QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHis presentation style is second to none, offering clients  a confidence in his ability to deliver.
Ranked: Tier 1


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.

2019 Silks

Richard Wormald QC - Three Raymond BuildingsAn extremely engaging advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1


Leading Juniors

William Emlyn Jones - Three Raymond BuildingsIs often found prosecuting at the Bailey.
Ranked: Tier 2


Luke Ponte - Three Raymond BuildingsHe prosecutes high-profile criminal cases.
Ranked: Tier 2


Neil Saunders - Three Raymond BuildingsHe always appears to be five steps ahead of everyone else.
Ranked: Tier 2


Kevin Baumber - Three Raymond BuildingsHis advocacy is never questioned, because it is always correct.
Ranked: Tier 3


Emma Collins - Three Raymond BuildingsShe prosecutes computer misuse offences.
Ranked: Tier 3


Guy Ladenburg - Three Raymond BuildingsHe prosecutes and defends serious cases.
Ranked: Tier 3


Heather Oliver - Three Raymond BuildingsHer defence practice includes representing police officers.
Ranked: Tier 3


Nicholas Yeo - Three Raymond BuildingsHe has an excellent eye for the detail of a case.
Ranked: Tier 3


Leading Silks

Michael Bromley-Martin QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe defends in violent crime cases.
Ranked: Tier 2


Richard Horwell QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA pleasure to observe on his feet; he delivers especially well-crafted speeches.
Ranked: Tier 2


Jane Humphryes QC - Three Raymond BuildingsInstructed to defend in sex cases.
Ranked: Tier 2


Alisdair Williamson QC - Three Raymond BuildingsInstructed to defend in sex cases by top firms.
Ranked: Tier 3


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.

Leading Juniors

Sarah Le Fevre - Three Raymond Buildings‘Her preparation is really impressive - she just knows the points to take.’
Ranked: Tier 2


Matthew Butt - Three Raymond Buildings‘He is steadfast in his approach to ensure that the right outcome for a case is always achieved.’
Ranked: Tier 3


Claire Dobbin - Three Raymond Buildings‘She has a genuinely superb brain and is an extremely conscientious and hard-working advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 3


Saba Naqshbandi - Three Raymond Buildings‘She has impeccable attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned, and is extremely client-friendly.’
Ranked: Tier 3


Leading Silks

Patrick Gibbs QC - Three Raymond Buildings‘He consistently turns in first-class performances on all matters on which he is instructed.’
Ranked: Tier 1


Hugh Davies QC - Three Raymond Buildings‘An excellent cross-examiner and a great tactician.’
Ranked: Tier 2


Stephen Walsh QC - Three Raymond Buildings‘He can handle complex technical cases with consummate ease.’
Ranked: Tier 3


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.

Leading Juniors

Ben Brandon - Three Raymond BuildingsHis work includes inquests and misconduct hearings.
Ranked: Tier 1


Matthew Butt - Three Raymond BuildingsHe is phenomenally confident in court.
Ranked: Tier 1


Kevin Baumber - Three Raymond BuildingsHe defends officers in high-profile cases.
Ranked: Tier 2


Guy Ladenburg - Three Raymond BuildingsVery responsive and diligent; clients like him.
Ranked: Tier 2


Clair Dobbin - Three Raymond BuildingsShe has mastery over the details in a case.
Ranked: Tier 3


William Emlyn Jones - Three Raymond BuildingsHe represents officers in criminal proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 3


Neil Saunders - Three Raymond BuildingsVery experienced in handling cases involving misconduct allegations.
Ranked: Tier 3


Ben Summers - Three Raymond BuildingsVery cerebral and an effective cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 3


Ailsa Williamson - Three Raymond BuildingsA very methodical barrister, with excellent client care skills.
Ranked: Tier 3


Nicholas Yeo - Three Raymond BuildingsA very practical barrister.
Ranked: Tier 3


Leading Silks

Hugh Davies OBE QC - Three Raymond BuildingsVery experienced in acting for forces and individuals in misconduct proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 3


Alisdair Williamson QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA tactically brilliant silk.
Ranked: Tier 3


Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture Tier 2

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. 

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Yeo - Three Raymond BuildingsNoted for his expertise in confiscation and restraint cases.
Ranked: Tier 1


Rachel Barnes - Three Raymond BuildingsDevastatingly well-prepared in court.
Ranked: Tier 3


Luke Ponte - Three Raymond BuildingsRecommended for a wide range of POCA matters.
Ranked: Tier 3


Leading Silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA powerful advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2


Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA calm hand on the tiller.
Ranked: Tier 3


Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) Tier 3

Ben Watson - Three Raymond BuildingsA calm and impressive advocate, adept at arguing for both claimants and the government.

Administrative and public law (including local government) Tier 3

Clair Dobbin - Three Raymond BuildingsOne of the very few juniors specialising in judicial review in quasi-criminal matters.

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.

Leading Juniors

Sarah Le Fevre - Three Raymond BuildingsShe is always well prepared for all eventualities.
Ranked: Tier 4


Saba Naqshbandi - Three Raymond BuildingsComposed, compelling and tenacious.
Ranked: Tier 4


Leading Silks

Stephen Walsh QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA very personable and pragmatic silk.
Ranked: Tier 2


Administrative and public law (including local government) Tier 4

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe enjoys an enviable reputation for his legal and tactical skills.

Set overviews: England and Wales

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

 

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, magistrates’ courts, local authorities, the police, the prison service, the armed forces, courts martial, coroners’ 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: chambers’ leading presence in licensing is complemented by members’ 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.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
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) clerks@3rblaw.com
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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