Once described by a lawyer adversary as "a man of steely determination", Cameron is a highly experienced and capable lawyer and advocate who has advised and represented clients for over 25 years . A solicitor since 1991, he was awarded Higher Rights of Audience in 2003, and was called to the Bar in 2012. Amongst other things, he was a commercial litigation partner in a Magic Circle firm, a judge in Hong Kong and a regulator of the UK's accountancy profession. His expertise in several different areas of law, gravitas in court and approachable manner with clients combine with a detailed approach to case preparation and a focus on achieving results.
His main areas of expertise are:
· Fraud and Financial Crime
· Proceeds of Crime
· Money Laundering
· Professional Regulation and Conduct
· Corporate Investigations
He also accepts instructions in general crime cases including drugs, firearms and sexual offences
Since joining the Criminal Bar he has successfully defended numerous clients in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Recent cases in which he has been instructed include:
R v Hollingworth - Representing the lead Defendant in a conspiracy to defraud and Fraudulent Trading case
R v Davies - Representing the lead defendant in a conspiracy to defraud
R v Rochford - Representing one of the two lead defendants in a Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and £4 million confiscation proceedings involving 25 defendants
R v Ochei - Representing the lead defendant in a conspiracy to import Class A drugs
R v Maloney - Representing one of three defendants in a prosecution under sections 328 and 329 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
From February 2004 until April 2012, Cameron led the Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB), the UK's independent disciplinary body for accountants and actuaries, responsible for the investigation and prosecution of some of the largest public interest disciplinary cases against auditors, accountants and actuaries in the UK.
In that role, he worked closely alongside the former Financial Services Authority, Serious Fraud Office, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and other authorities and regulatory bodies. He has a rich depth of knowledge of regulatory investigations and prosecutions, Judicial Review and drafting of rules, policies and procedures.
The investigations which Cameron personally conducted include the conduct of accountants and auditors in relation to Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, BAe Systems, iSoft and MG Rover Group.
More recently, Cameron has represented the General Medical Council in misconduct cases involving doctors.
He has also advised and represented all of the UK's major firms of auditors, several large firms of solicitors and other professional services firms on a wide range of matters including professional negligence actions, risk management, professional discipline, regulatory investigations and criminal proceedings.
Cameron has conducted and led many external and internal investigations involving professional services firms, financial services companies and investment banks in the UK and overseas. He has advised clients who are the subject of or witnesses in regulatory and criminal investigations and is well aware of the reputational and financial risks occasioned by such investigations as well as the need to be aware of regulatory, data protection and privacy requirements, often in several jurisdictions.
"Fraudulent Trading Update", Butterworths' Journal of International Banking & Financial Law August 2013 p 131: a review of the law relating to fraudulent trading and a recent Court of Appeal case.
"POCA and Proportionality", Butterworths' Journal of International Banking & Financial Law October 2013 p454: an analysis of some recent confiscation cases in the wake of R v Waya.
"Bribery Act Update", Butterworths' Journal of International Banking & Financial Law January 2014 p61: recent developments relating to the Bribery Act 2010 and proposed sentencing guidelines for fraud, bribery and money laundering.
" UK Court of Appeal limit the effect of Stone & Rolls", Corporate Rescue & Insolvency October 2013 p 131: considering the Court of Appeal's decision in a fraudulent trading case Bilta (UK) Ltd v Nasir.
Proceeds of Crime editor for the first edition of Archbold in Hong Kong (2004)
LLB (Hons) University of Glasgow
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Solicitor (Scotland) 1987
Solicitor (England & Wales) 1991
Solicitor (Hong Kong) 1995
Higher Rights of Audience (England & Wales) 2003
Called to the Bar 2012