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Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC
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LONDON
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England
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Position

Particular expertise in extradition, public law, international mutual legal assistance, asset recovery, and crime. Regularly instructed in the leading extradition cases, see recently: India v Dr Mallya (former Chairman of Kingfisher Airlines); Russia v Shuppe (Boris Berezovksy’s son in law); South Africa v Dewani (accused of murdering wife on honeymoon), and for the Secretary of State in Gary McKinnon (computer hacker); as well as in heavyweight crime, particularly fraud: for the Barclays US LIBOR submitter (Peter Johnson). As member of Attorney General’s A Panel, Ben is also frequently instructed for the UK Government in national security cases, as well as for the MoD and FCO in cases arising out of UK military action abroad.

Career

Call 2002; Attorney General’s C Panel 2006; Attorney General’s Special Advocate Panel 2010-2016; Attorney General’s B Panel 2011; Attorney General’s A Panel 2016.

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

Education

MA Hons (Cantab); Diploma in law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

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

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Ben WatsonThree Raymond BuildingsA silk in waiting.