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Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC
Three Raymond Buildings
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A criminal, extradition and regulatory practitioner with particular expertise in inquests, licensing law and professional misconduct. Prosecutes and defends in serious criminal cases. Acts at first instance and on appeal in extradition cases. Instructed in complex and high-profile inquests, particularly those involving fatal shootings (recently represented the MPS ‘Flying Squad’ Silver Commander at an inquest into a double shooting at Chandlers Ford, also represented the MPS ‘Trident’ Tactical Firearms Commander in the inquest touching the death of Mark Duggan). Regularly instructed to represent accused officers in police disciplinary hearings and appeals. Advises and represents on all matters connected with licensed activities, including gaming, alcohol, regulated entertainment, street trading, firearms and taxis before licensing committees and on appeal to the Magistrates’ Court, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. Clients include licensing authorities, the police, major national pub operators and festivals.


Called 2002, Gray’s Inn; advocacy trainer Gray’s Inn; CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor; CPS rape list; Attorney General’s B Panel 2012; Attorney General’s C Panel 2008-12.  Recorder of the Crown Court 2015.


University College London (LLB; Dip Law); Gray’s Inn (2002 Atkin Scholar; 2000 Lord Justice Walker Scholar); English Union American Scholar 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Matthew ButtThree Raymond Buildings‘He is steadfast in his approach to ensure that the right outcome for a case is always achieved.’

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Matthew ButtThree Raymond BuildingsHe is fiercely intelligent and able to unpick the most complex legal issues.

London Bar > Licensing

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Matthew ButtThree Raymond Buildings‘Impressive, authoritative presence in Licensing Sub-Committee hearings and prepared to provide robust advice in challenging cases.’

London Bar > Police law (defendant)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Matthew ButtThree Raymond BuildingsHe is phenomenally confident in court.