Cameron practises in a broad range of corporate and commercial law, including banking and finance law, insolvency, real property, consumer law, equity and trusts, and wills and probate. He accepts briefs to advise and to appear in all Victorian and federal jurisdictions, and is also admitted in New Zealand.
Before coming to the Bar, Cameron was an associate to his Honour Judge Cosgrave, Judge in Charge of the Banking and Finance List at the County Court of Victoria. In that role, Cameron gained experience in commercial litigation across a number of practice areas and assisted with legal research. Prior to that time, Cameron worked as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he advised Australian and foreign large business clients on a range of domestic and foreign income tax issues, including Top 100 ASX listed companies in most industry sectors.
Cameron studied at the University of Melbourne and holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours, and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Chinese Mandarin. He is also self-taught in Korean. As a result of his language studies, Cameron possesses conversational skills in both Korean and Mandarin as well as a strong awareness of the respective cultures.
Cameron is a reporter for the Victorian Reports, a publication of significant judgments handed down by the Supreme Court of Victoria and a valuable resource for legal practitioners. He has also published articles and given papers on various developments in corporate and commercial law. He read with Christopher Archibald QC, and his senior mentor is Paul Santamaria QC.
Cameron is a member of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria and of the Victorian Bar ADR Committee.
Website and blog
Cameron provides commentary and summaries on recent, topical commercial cases and publishes these on his personal website, charnley-barrister.com.
Publications and papers
For links to Cameron's publications and papers, please click on the 'Publications' tab above.
For links to published decisions of recent cases in which Cameron has appeared, please click on the 'Cases' tab above.