Neil Saunders > Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC
Three Raymond Buildings
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The legal directories regard Neil as one of the very best leading juniors in Crime and Financial Crime a silk in all but name. He has been involved in a variety of high profile cases over the last few years. He acted for the officers involved in the inquest into the death of Rashan Charles, ,prosecuted the largest insider trading case brought by the FCA,  defended  Walter Wagbatsoma against charges of money laundering involving NHS funds. In 2015 he defended Neil Wallis in the last of the News of the World “hacking cases” having previously defended Charlie Brooks for an allegation of attempting to pervert the course of justice. Neil has for some years been instructed in high profile cases, both alone and as part of a team. He specialises as a criminal and serious fraud advocate, representing professional people and companies. He is regularly instructed by large City and specialist white-collar fraud firms providing strategic advice to  clients during all stages of investigation pre-charge due to his  experience prosecuting and defending. He also attends Police disciplinary proceedings countrywide. He was significantly involved throughout the 7/7 inquest and in other inquests he has represented interested parties such as police or families


Called 1983, Middle Temple; member Bar Council 1996-99; past member Criminal Bar Association 1996-99; sat on various official committees; Recorder South Eastern Circuit 2004; appeal steward British Boxing Board of Control.




Past governor of ICSL 1999-2001; Criminal Bar Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Fraud Lawyers Association.


Barry Boys Comprehensive School; 1982 BA Hons Law; Southbank Polytechnic.


Golf; rugby coaching; qualified pyrotechnic; Dulwich Choral Society.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Police law (defendant)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Neil SaundersThree Raymond BuildingsVery experienced in handling cases involving misconduct allegations.

Excellent setThree 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.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Neil SaundersThree Raymond BuildingsHe always appears to be five steps ahead of everyone else.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Neil SaundersThree Raymond BuildingsHe is excellent at handling difficult clients.