Denis Cameron Biography

Denis Cameron qualified as a solicitor in 1971. Throughout his career he has specialised in residential and commercial conveyancing and wills and probate in typical high street practices in Blackpool until his retirement from private practice in 2005. Because of his close connection with private practice he continues to hold a full Practising Certificate. He was President of the Blackpool and Fylde District Law Society in 1996 and was Honorary Secretary for three years afterwards. He wrote a history of the Blackpool and Fylde Solicitors which was published in 1994. The book was mentioned in the case of Prudential PLC -v- Special Commissioners of Income Tax, in which the Law Society successfully intervened, as a source of information concerning the type of work solicitors carried out in the late 19th century and the early 20 century.

In 1999 Denis Cameron became a member of the Law Society Council for the Central Lancashire and Northern Greater Manchester Constituency and was re-elected on four occasions. He retired from the Council in July 2018. He was Chair of the Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee from 2002 to 2005. In July 2009 he was elected to membership of the Regulatory Affairs Board. The term of office of Denis Cameron on the Regulatory Affairs Board as a voting member ended on the 31st August 2014 and he was elected to membership of the Management Board of the Law Society and took up that position on the 1st September 2014. As a result of governance changes at the Law Society the Management Board was stood down on 9th February 2018. Denis Cameron has been a member of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee from 2010 and was appointed as Chair of that Committee from September 2015 and as a result did sit on the Regulatory Affairs Board as a non-voting member until that Board was also stood down as a result of the governance changes at the Law Society on 9th March 2018. His period as chair of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee ended on 31st August 2018 and he retired from the Committee on that date. He was a member of the Property Section Executive Committee from 2002 until his retirement from the committee in January 2018. He is a former member of the the Technology and Law Reference Group and the Money Laundering Task Force and was a contributor to the Money Laundering Guidance for Conveyancers published by the Law Society. He was also a member of the Home Information Pack Task Force from its inception in the summer of 2005 until 2007.

Denis Cameron has presented many seminars all across England and Wales on residential conveyancing topics since 1997 to thousands of solicitors as well as mixed audiences including estate agents. He has regularly written articles for the Law Society Gazette, Property in Practice and other periodicals on residential conveyancing matters. The Law Society approved his entitlement to self-accredit Continuing Professional Development courses in November 2006 and he is therefore available to deliver courses to non-accredited Local Law Societies and other groupings and to solicitors’ firms in-house.

Since 2008 Denis Cameron has been acting as an expert witness for the defence in money laundering and mortgage fraud cases involving conveyancing solicitors and also in conveyancing negligence cases. Please go to the Expert Witness section of the site for full details.