Alexander Cameron QC: "Televised Trials – Open justice or inappropriate entertainment?”
Alexander Cameron QC (LLB 1985)
Wills Memorial Building
As part of the Distinguished Alumni Guest Lecture Series, Alexander Cameron QC (LLB 1985) barrister and Head of Three Raymond Buildings will be giving a lecture entitled: "Televised Trials – Open justice or inappropriate entertainment?”
Alexander Cameron studied law at the University of Bristol between 1982 and 1985. He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1986.
He joined what was then the Chambers of Victor Durand QC at Queen Elizabeth Building in the Temple following a twelve month pupillage. He has remained in the same set, which moved to 3, Raymond Buildings in Grays Inn when it was headed by Robin Simpson QC and Richard DuCann QC. He practises in crime and related areas (extradition, licensing, judicial review, inquests). He took silk in 2003.
He has appeared in a number of high profile trials. As junior he defended in Jeffrey Archer, Jonathan Aitken, Blue Arrow, Guinness (on appeal), Peter Young (Morgan Grenfell) and advised in relation to Augusto Pinochet.
Since taking silk he has divided his practice between many of the big white collar crime trials involving allegations of fraud / cartels / corruption / market abuse (Carl Cushnie - Versailles Group fraud, Dunlop Hose and Marine cartel, Pharmaceutical cartel, AIT market abuse, Uberoi insider dealing, Tikhonov fraud, Weckwerth insider dealing, Lowther corruption) and a number of serious crime trials including the £52m Securitas heist in Kent and a large number of murders. He represented Hans Rausing in the criminal and coronial hearings arising from the death of his wife.He recently appeared pro bono for the defendants unable to find themselves a barrister as a result of the legal aid cuts and was the barrister in the first criminal case to be televised in the Court of AppealHe co-authors the market abuse chapter in OUP’s Fraud text book and is Head of Chambers at 3, Raymond Buildings.