Cameron Scott

Profile

A highly experienced barrister who formerly led the Financial Reporting Council’s enforcement team and was a partner with an international law firm.

His principal areas of practice are:

  • Fraud
  • Corporate Crime
  • Money Laundering
  • Financial and Professional Regulation
  • Confiscation and Civil Recovery of Proceeds of Crime

Cameron prosecutes and defends and has been appointed to both the CPS Specialist Fraud Panel (level 3) and the SFO Proceeds of Crime Panel

Expertise

Money Laundering

R v  Frankel & Others

Representing one of 14 defendants in an alleged £260m money laundering conspiracy involving the sale and purchase of gold bullion and with links to Dubai. The case has attracted some media interest due to the fact that one of the defendants is the ex-husband of Petra Ecclestone.

R v Pape & Others

Representing a chartered accountant on serious fraud and money laundering charges arising out of Operation Isidor, an investigation lasting several years into an Organised Crime Group in the North West of England. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/david-pape-billy-black-court-16914121

R v Christopher Smith & Others

Representing one of six defendants facing multiple charges in a long running prosecution arising out of  Operation Midas, a police investigation into a fraud on the Welsh Assembly relating to an aquaculture business. The client was acquitted when the prosecution offered no evidence in the second week of trial.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48225377

R v Paczkowski

Representing one of six defendants facing charges of fraudulent evasion of tax arising out of Operation District, a joint HMRC and police investigation into a multi-million pound cigarette smuggling operation.

R v Webster

Representing a company director charged with breaching a Directors’ Disqualification Order.

 

R v Hollingworth

Representing a company director charged with fraudulent trading.

Brent v Shah

Representing two of four defendants facing confiscation proceedings following conviction of various offences under the Housing Act due to overcrowding in multiple occupation homes. The Crown sought confiscation of over £930,000. Following a contested confiscation hearing, this amount was reduced to £116,000. The case was the subject of a BBC investigation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMuzulhl1oo.

 

R v John Alan Brooks

Representing a Defendant charged with importing approximately 1.5 tonnes of Cocaine into the UK. The client was convicted but the confiscation order made against him was successfully appealed

R v Brooks [2016] EWCA Crim 44

Recommendations

"a great intellect and always has a well thought out strategy"Legal 500, 2019
"… a huge, huge thank you for all that you did for me and for getting the result we were desperate for. I couldn’t have done any of it without you and your belief in me"client following acquittal on fraud charges.
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