Cameron Smith

Year of Call 2020

Cameron was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 2020. He called to the Bar as the Lord Reid Scholar.

Prior to his calling to the Bar and joining Compass Chambers, Cameron trained with a leading firm of solicitors in Glasgow. He has extensive experience in crime and reputational matters and has appeared regularly in Sheriff Courts around Scotland. Cameron also has experience in Public Inquiries and has conducted numerous hearings before the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland. During the course of the devilling programme, Cameron further honed and developed his skills in all areas of civil law, particularly in relation to reparation, commercial dispute resolution and company law.

Between 2015-16, Cameron worked with defence teams representing individuals facing appellate proceedings before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes arising during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s. Cameron holds an LLB awarded by the University of Strathclyde and a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Glasgow. He is a graduate of the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, with an LLM in Public International Law. He is a tutor in the Scots Law of Evidence.

Representative Cases

2019: HMA v Scott McGaw and others
Instructing agent in the first prosecution leading to a trial under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

2017 – 18: Edinburgh Tram Inquiry
As a solicitor, involved in the representation of a core participant before the Inquiry. 

2017: HMA v Philip Morrison
As a solicitor, representing accused acquitted of a murder charge dating back to 1994.

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    Parliament House
    Edinburgh
    EH1 1RF