Mathews Dinsdale is pleased to announce that Cameron R. Wardell has joined the firm’s partnership. Cameron works out of our Vancouver office.
Certified Professional Human Resources (CPHR)
University of British Columbia, B.A.
University of Victoria, J.D.
CPHR BC + Yukon
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association - BC Branch
Working out of our Vancouver office, Cam provides representation in a wide range of employment-related disputes and litigation including wrongful dismissals, restrictive covenant disputes and the pursuit and defence of injunctive relief. Cam has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as various administrative tribunals and the Federal Court. Cam crafts effective strategies to resolve disputes efficiently, while always remaining prepared to adeptly present his client’s case when matters require adjudication.
While focusing on litigation, Cam has assisted employers with a wide range of other matters, including the preparation of employment contracts and employment policies, collective bargaining and dispute resolution before labour, employment, human rights and other administrative tribunals. Cam frequently presents on topics related to the law of the workplace.
Cam is one of the editors of CanLII’s award-winning BC Litigation Practice Manual. Cam is also a past Chair of the both the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Civil Litigation (Vancouver) Section and Employment Law Section. Cam is also a member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers and a past member of the Advocates’ Club.
Cam’s legal education included a co-op term working in labour law, as well as a term studying at St. Peter’s College in Oxford. After law school, Cam was a judicial law clerk at the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.
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