Lawyer Profile Detail
AREA OF EXPERTISE
University of Victoria
British Columbia, 2006
Aidan Cameron is a partner in our Litigation Group. She has experience in a wide range of complex commercial matters, including those within the construction, real estate, and mining industries, and cases involving product liability, environmental law, aboriginal law, municipal law, and insurance coverage issues. She has successfully represented clients at all levels of court in British Columbia and in domestic and international arbitrations. Clients appreciate the practical and constructive approach that Aidan brings to each file, her responsiveness, and her ability to efficiently grapple with complex problems.
Construction and Real Estate
Aidan represents clients in a variety of construction and real estate disputes. Her clients are primarily private sector developers of residential and commercial properties, but she also acts for general contractors and those engaged in other aspects of construction and real estate projects. She has expertise in complex multi-party construction contract disputes and claims, builders lien matters, construction delay claims, and all manner of real estate and property related disputes, including those involving commercial leases, purchase agreements, and collapsing deals. She also has particular experience with defective work and product claims in a construction context.
Aidan is a lead member of the firm’s Global Mining Litigation Group. She represents global and domestic mining companies in a variety of commercial matters, including multi-million dollar contract disputes, suits involving the ownership of mineral rights, litigation concerning defective work and outstanding receivables, and all manner of construction disputes in a mining context.
Aidan is Editor-in-Chief of the Mining in the Courts publication, which provides an overview of Canadian case law impacting the mining industry and offers perspective and insights on issues of interest in the mining sector. She is also a frequent presenter at the Mining in the Courts seminars.
Aidan represents a variety of clients in litigation involving environmental and aboriginal law issues. She has developed particular experience with contaminated sites litigation and related issues, including internal investigations, and was part of a team acting for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in respect of a remediation order issued for a former wood treatment plant. She was also counsel for a major developer client in litigation concerning environmental and First Nations consultation and accommodation issues in a highly political context, at both the BC Supreme Court and the BC Court of Appeal.
Aidan advises and assists clients with insurance coverage matters, primarily in connection with construction projects and other commercial endeavours, including complex proofs of loss and coverage disputes arising from property and liability policies. She recently acted for two major developer clients in an insurance coverage dispute arising out of the denial of coverage on a claim involving differential settlement of the foundation of a commercial property.
Aidan has written on the topics of construction, real property, mining, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation, and she has delivered legal education presentations on a variety of topics to clients and other counsel.
Aidan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association (ABA), and she currently serves as Vice-Chair on four committees of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the ABA. In 2012, she was selected as one of 23 lawyers to participate in a Leadership Academy offered by the ABA, which she successfully completed in 2013. Aidan has served as a mentor through the YWCA High School Mentorship Program, and for several years she led the Unaccompanied Minors Project in Vancouver, a pro bono initiative in which lawyers from our firm act as representatives for minor children arriving in Canada without parents or guardians.
McCarthy Tétrault releases third annual Mining in the Courts
British Columbia Court of Appeal: City Owes no Duty to Consult First Nations
The British Columbia Court of Appeal Upholds Decision That City Owes no Duty to Consult First Nation — Neskonlith Indian Band v. Salmon Arm (City)
2nd Annual Mining in the Courts
City Owes no Duty to Consult First Nations
Neskonlith Indian Band v. Salmon Arm (City), 2012 BCSC 499
Mining in the Courts, Year in Review, Vol. II
Mining in the Courts 2010 Year in Review
The Supreme Court of Canada Narrows the Faulty Design Exclusion in All-Risk Property and Builders Risk Policies
Civil Litigation in British Columbia: a Primer