A. Cameron Ward
Mr. Ward was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1957. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Waterloo in 1979 and his LLB. from the University of Ottawa in 1983. Mr. Ward was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1984 and practiced with a major Vancouver firm until 1990. After two more years with another major Lower Mainland firm, Mr. Ward founded A. Cameron Ward & Company in 1993.
Mr. Ward is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Mr. Ward practises primarily in the areas of civil litigation, administrative law and criminal law. He has appeared as counsel before the Provincial Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of British Columbia, as well as the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared before the Commission for Complaints against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the British Columbia Police Complaints Commission. In 2009, Mr. Ward was honoured to receive the Victoria Human Rights Institute’s Human Rights Medal from the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
Mr. Ward’s practice includes commercial disputes, professional negligence, personal injury and civil liberties. Mr. Ward has a particular interest in social justice issues and has represented a number of activists who have become involved in legal proceedings. His clients have included environmental advocates, antiwar demonstrators, students opposed to foreign policy initiatives, the homeless, First Nations people, and others. He has written on legal affairs and his work has been published in the Environmental Law Journal, the Advocate and the Globe & Mail.
Neil M.G. Chantler
Neil Chantler joined A. Cameron Ward & Company in May, 2010, after gaining a wide variety of experience in civil litigation and dispute resolution at a leading full-service law firm.
Mr. Chantler’s advocacy experience includes complex litigation involving constitutional, tort, contractual, administrative and commercial matters. He frequently represents clients in civil disputes involving municipalities, provincial and federal levels of government, police departments and large corporations. He has acted for clients at all levels of court in BC, a variety of administrative tribunals, and numerous settlement conferences and mediations. Mr. Chantler has a special interest in matters involving civil liberties and social equality. Some of his recent experience includes:
Mr. Chantler obtained a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University. At Dalhousie, Mr. Chantler earned the George O. Forsyth award for scholarship and character and the James A. MacDonald award for leadership skills. Mr. Chantler’s professional affiliations include the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the BC Civil Liberties Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.