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ability to meet and understand people from all walks of life, as well as an
uncanny ability to navigate the streets and lanes of Vancouver.
Stu articled with Guild Yule and, as has been the case at each stage of his
career, he maintains the friendships he made while at that firm. As general
defence insurance counsel, he worked with, and learned from, the many
fine lawyers and later judges who worked there.
After a brief foray with a small Richmond practice, Stu left the private
practice of law and joined the Lawyers Insurance Fund as claims counsel.
He spent 14 years defending members of the bar who needed his assistance.
He met and worked with many of the finest litigators in B.C. Many of those
he defended, and those he retained to represent them, remain fast friends.
He was empathetic to those members of the bar who faced a claim and
helped them to see a way forward. At the same time, disgruntled clients felt
thoughtfully listened to and that their interests were respected in the
In 2004 the Law Society hired Stu as director of professional regulation.
He spent seven years with the Law Society, serving in various capacities
and navigating some of the challenges the Law Society faced during those
years. Although it was not always an easy time, Stu rose to the challenge
and earned the respect of the benchers and colleagues with whom he
worked. Stu’s irrepressible good humour never flagged.
Stu and Maureen have served as exemplary role models to their sons
Gavin and Glen. Both boys followed their father to UBC, Glen to study geography
and Gavin to study law. Gavin is a partner in the Vancouver office of
Fasken and Glen is a purchaser for Jordair Compressors. In recent years,
Gavin’s partner Suzanne and their children George and Violet have
expanded the Cameron clan. The family shares a love of all sports, supporting
teams from Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago.
When not spending time with family, Stu and Maureen love to travel with
friends. Stu is known for his sense of humour, although never at the
expense of others, and his enjoyment of good food, a fine Barolo and, most
importantly, good company.
Stu is a great friend and colleague. His knowledge of the law, analytical
skills, and understanding of and empathy for those facing legal challenges
will continue to serve the public well in his new position as a master.