Alexander Cameron (barrister)

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Alexander Allan Cameron QC (born 27 August 1963) is an English barrister.[1]


He was educated at Eton College and the University of Bristol (LLB), and was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1986.[1]


On 31 October 2013, he appeared in some of the first television footage to be broadcast from the Court of Appeal of England and Wales since 1925, according to ITV.[2] Sky News reported that he was the first barrister to be shown on television arguing a case in the Court of Appeal.[3] It happened on the first day cameras were allowed into the court after a ban of 90 years.[4] Cameron said "It's surprising. I only found out yesterday it was happening."[3] The Guardian characterized him as "making television history".[5]

In 2012, Cameron was the victim of a stalking case involving a Polish woman named Szymanska.[6]

In 2014 he appeared pro bono for the defence in a fraud trial, where the judge halted the trial on the grounds that the defendants could not receive a properly funded defence for a lengthy complex trial. [7]

He is the brother of David Cameron, the Prime Minister. The Daily Mail called him one of Britain's top barristers.[8] Some of his high-profile cases include heading the legal chambers that represented Rebekah Brooks in a phone hacking defence.[9]

He is a member of White's.



  1. ^ a b CAMERON, Alexander Allan. Who's Who 2014 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Prime Minister's brother in landmark court footage", ITV, 31 October 2013
  3. ^ a b First Televised Court Hearing Makes History, Sky News, 31 October 2013
  4. ^ Claire Carter (31 October 2013). "David Cameron's brother Alex Cameron first barrister filmed in court after camera ban lifted". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Owen Bowcott (31 October 2013). "David Cameron's brother stars in court of appeal TV debut". The Guardian. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ James Millbank (22 January 2012). "Cameron's barrister brother 'stalked' by glamorous Polish woman 'who pestered him with calls and texts'". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Legal aid row leads to halting of serious fraud trial". BBC. 2 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Barbara Davies (29 July 2011). "Dave, his more popular brother and the rivalry that drove him to No 10". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ Steven Raeburn (5 June 2013). "Prime Minister’s barrister brother heads legal chambers representing Rebekah Brooks in phone hacking defence". The Drum. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 

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