British Columbia Annual Practice, 2020 Edition (includes CD ROM)
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9067-5
Product Type: Book S.O. Serial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: 1850 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound + CD
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-08-12
Publisher: Canada Law Book
Price: $133.00

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Get expert insight on the rules of civil procedure in British Columbia with British Columbia Annual Practice 2020.

Relied on by a generation of lawyers and judges, British Columbia Annual Practice provides comprehensive, accurate, and highly credible expert insight on the Supreme Court Civil Rules.

Main Volume – Print
All needed practice tools are contained in one volume that includes:

  • The Supreme Court Civil Rules and Supreme Court Family Rules, fully annotated with thousands of authors' personally selected cases (both reported and unreported)
  • Court of Appeal Rules, Supreme Court Act and Court of Appeal Act also fully annotated with thousands of authors' personally selected cases (both reported and unreported)
  • Also includes:
    • Practice Directions/Directives and Notices to the Profession
    • An in-depth procedural guide explaining the procedures associated with the Civil Rules
    • Two way tables of concordance of the old and new Civil Rules and Family Rules
    • A Short History of Rule-Making for Courts by Ken McEwan, Q.C.
    • An introduction to the Family Rules by Dinyar Marzban, Q.C.
    • Annotated costs appendices
    • Regulations regarding Notices to Mediate

Forms and Small Claims Volume – Print
The Forms and Small Claims Volume contains:

  • Forms that relate to Supreme Court Civil Rules, Supreme Court Family Rules Court of Appeal Rules, and Notice to Mediate Regulations
  • Small Claims Act, Small Claims Rules, and Practice Directions
  • The full text of 24 key statutes

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The CD-ROM provides easy access to the fillable forms.

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New in this edition

British Columbia Current to B.C. Reg. 287/2018 (December 31, 2018); Federal English Regulations Gazette Vol. 153:9 (May 1, 2019).

The B.C. Supreme Court Civil Rules are current to BC Reg. 104/2019 and the BC Supreme Court Family Rules are current to BC Reg. 105/2019.

Supreme Court Administrative Notices and Practice Directions have been added/updated:  

  • Administrative Notice: AN - 16 Administrative Notice Vexatious Litigants Request for Leave to File Proofs or Documents (Effective Date: August 15, 2018)
  • Administrative Notice: AN - 17 Administrative Notice Registry Vetting of Orders (Effective Date: November 5, 2018)
  • Practice Direction PD - 11: Practice Direction Gowning Policy for Counsel (Effective Date: October 26, 2018)
  • Practice Direction PD - 18: Practice Direction Request to appear before a Specific Judge Master or Registrar (December 6, 2018)
  • Practice Direction PD-55 - Canadian Judicial Protocol for the Management of Multi-jurisdictional Class Actions and the Provision of Class Action Notice (January 7, 2019)

Court of Appeal Practice Directives have been updated or added:

  • British Columbia Court of Appeal Practice Directive (Civil & Criminal) - Submission of Electronic Factums and Statements (Effective July 2, 2019)
  • British Columbia Court of Appeal REPEALED Practice Directive: Joint Appeal Books and Transcript Extracts (Civil Practice Directive, 19 September 2011). The practice of filing joint books is familiar to litigants and is set out in the Court of Appeal Rules. It is repealed immediately. (April 30, 2019)
  • British Columbia Court of Appeal Practice Directive (Civil & Criminal): Frequently Cititish Columbia Court of Appeal Practice Directive (Civil) Publication Bans and Sealing O2019)

Case Law and Annotations have been updated with new ones being added and older ones either been updated or removed.

The Procedural Guide has been updated.


Court of Appeal Act, s. 6 - Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Wall, 2018 SCC 26

Court of Appeal Act, s. 14 – Simon v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 BCCA 461; Almasri v. Saska, 2018 BCCA 157

Civil Rule 3-8 - Andrews v. Clay, 2018 BCCA 50

Civil Rule 7-6 - Tran v. Abbott, 2018 BCCA 365

Civil Rule 9-5 - Greengren Holdings Ltd.v. British Columbia (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations), 2018 BCCA 214

Civil Rule 9-1 - Sampley v. Burns, 2018 BCCA 178; Cottrill v. Utopia Day Spas and Salons Ltd., 2019 BCCA 26

Civil Rule 9-6 - Oh v. Coquitlam (City), 2018 BCCA 129

Civil Rule 10-1/ Civil Rule 10-4 - Kepis & Pobe Financial Group Inc. v. Timis Corporation, 2018 BCCA 420

Civil Rule 12-5  - Kane v. Proffitt, 2019 BCCA 106; Insurance Corporation of British Columbia v. Mehat, 2018 BCCA 242

Civil Rule 14-1 - Wonson (Bristol) Development Ltd. v. Sahba, 2018 BCCA 260; Bolin v. Lylick, 2018 BCCA 127; J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), 2018 BCCA 325

Civil Rule 22-1 - H.M.B. Holdings Limited v. Replay Resorts Inc., 2018 BCCA 263

 Civil Rule 22-7 - Sun Wave Forest Products Ltd. v. Xu, 2018 BCCA 63

About the Author
The Honourable Madam Justice Janice R. Dillon was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1995 and is a long serving member of the Attorney General's Rules Revision Committee. Madam Justice Dillon's experience encompasses law reform, health law and civil litigation.

Gordon Turriff, Q.C., was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1975 and retired from practice in July 2015. Mr. Turriff is Bencher-in-Residence at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. He was formerly counsel to Stikeman Elliott LLP in its Vancouver office, as well as a past President and now Life Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia. Since 1981, his work has been extensively concerned with lawyer-client financial relationships and costs of litigation. He was a founding member and is a former director of the British Columbia Law Institute, successor to the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia, and he is the author of the Annotated British Columbia Legal Profession Act and co-author of British Columbia Annual Practice (Canada Law Book).