British Columbia Supreme Court Rules Annotated 2020 + CD
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9180-1
Product Type: Book S.O. + CD-ROM + e-mail
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: Approximately 2180 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound + monthly electronic supplements
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-10-25
Publisher: Carswell
Price: Price TBD

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Stay current on the Supreme Court Civil Rules in British Columbia

Digests prepared by OnPoint Legal Research

British Columbia Supreme Court Rules Annotated provides you with valuable insights on how to navigate the Supreme Court Civil Rules. It includes the critical information that will help you apply the rules of civil procedure effectively:

  • Full text of the B.C. Supreme Court Rules, Forms, and Appendices
  • Expert commentary and case annotations for the B.C. Supreme Court Rules
  • Table of Substantially Unchanged Rules summarizing the pre-2010 rules that remain substantially unchanged
  • A Civil Rules Concordance that matches every previous 2009 rule with the closest new rule and identifies the relevant changes to each rule
  • Up-to-date information reflecting all amendments to the Rules
  • Supreme Court Family Rules, Forms, and Appendices
  • Court of Appeal, Rules, Forms, and Appendices
  • Other pertinent Acts, including Class Proceedings Act, Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings, Transfer Act, Court of Appeal Act, Court Order Interest Act, Evidence Act, and Interpretation Act

This publication features content that gives you insight into every issue:

  • Expert commentary and case annotations for the BC Supreme Court Rules
  • Thousands of reported and unreported decisions
  • Detailed case law digests that give you the precise information you need to decide if and how the case is relevant
  • Convenient CD-ROM that contains the complete text of the book and fillable forms you can customize for any situation

British Columbia Supreme Court Rules 2020 is electronically supplemented for all standing order subscribers on a monthly basis upon request, at no extra charge. British Columbia Civil Practice Advisor is derived from the decisions published in Carswell Practice Cases. It is designed to keep you current and up to date on all significant topics, decisions, and changes with monthly emails.

New in this edition

All amendments to the rules including amendments to

  • Supreme Court Civil Rules - B.C. Reg. 18/2019; B.C. Reg. 56/2019; B.C. Reg. 104/2019; B.C. Reg. 115/2019
  • Supreme Court Family Rules – B.C. Reg. 105/2019

All amendments to legislation including amendments to the

  • Evidence Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 124 (as amended by S.B.C. 2018, c. 49, s. 90 (Sched. 2, Item 4 [NIF])
  • Interpretation Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 238 (as amended by S.B.C. 2018, c. 5, ss. 2-6, 8 [IF]; S.B.C. 2018, c.47, s. 144 [NIF]; S.B.C. 2018, c. 49 s. 90 (Sched. 2, Item 8) [NIF])
  • Class Proceedings Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 50 (as amended by S.B.C. 2018, c. 16 [IF]; S.B.C. 2018, c. 49 s. 90 (Sched. 2, Item 3) [NIF]; S.B.C. 2018, c. 49, ss. 19-21 [IF])

Annotations reflecting all recent developments.  Cases added to the annotations include:

  • Rule 9-1(6)(a) and 9-6(5)(a) - Cottrill v. Utopia Day Spas and Salons Ltd., 2019 BCCA 26, 2019 CarswellBC 87, leave to appeal refused 2018 CarswellBC 2729 (SCC)
  • Rule 22-5(1) and 22-5(8) - Gates v. Sahota, 2018 BCCA 375, 2018 CarswellBC 2661, leave to appeal refused 2019 CarswellBC 1212 (SCC)
  • Rule 7-1(1)Araya v. Nevsun Resources Ltd., 2019 BCCA 104, 2019 CarswellBC 682
  • Rule 8-1(4) - Boury v. Iten, 2019 BCCA 81, 2019 CarswellBC 456
  • Rule 9-7(11)(b) - Wei v. Mei, 2018 BCSC 157, 2018 CarswellBC 210, aff’d on other grounds 2019 BCCA 114, 2019 CarswellBC 777
  • Rule 11-6(1)(f) - Griffioen v. Arnold, 2019 BCCA 83, 2019 CarswellBC 457
  • Rule 12-5(7) - Insurance Corporation of British Columbia v. Mehat, 2018 BCCA 242, 2018 CarswellBC 1495
  • Rule 14-1(12) - H.M.B. Holdings Limited v. Replay Resorts Inc., 2018 BCCA 450, 2018 CarswellBC 3190
  • Rule 20-2(8) - Boury v. Iten, 2019 BCCA 81, 2019 CarswellBC 456
  • Rule 21-8(2) - Zhao v. Zhou, 2019 BCCA 12, 2019 CarswellBC 25
  • Rule 22-1(7) and 25-14(8)  – Kerfoot v. Richter, 2018 BCCA 238, 2018 CarswellBC 1497

All Practice Directions and Administrative Notices that have been issued or updated since the last edition.  Notices and Practice Directions for the British Columbia Supreme Court have been updated to include: the addition of AN-17 Registry Vetting of Orders in Civil and Family Proceedings and PD-55 Canadian Judicial Protocol for the Management of Multi-jurisdictional Class Actions and the Provision of Class Action Notice as well as updates to PD-18 Request to Appear Before a Specific Judge Master or Registrar and PD-25 Notices of Trial and Trial Certificates.  New Practice Directives for the British Columbia Court of Appeal include Case Management of Family Law Appeals and Transcripts of Proceedings.  The following Court of Appeal Practice Directives were repealed or replaced Family Law Appeals, Joint Appeal Books and Transcript Extracts and Transcript Extracts. 

About the Author
Allan P. Seckel was Deputy Attorney General for British Columbia and co-chair of the working group who initiated the new civil and family rules for the BC Supreme Court. He has also been Head of BC Public Service, Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Minister to the Premier of British Columbia. He has extensive litigation experience, with particular emphasis on complex litigation, class actions, pensions and trust law.
James C. MacInnis practises corporate commercial litigation with Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson, a Vancouver litigation boutique. Mr. MacInnis' practice is focused on commercial and business disputes, including contractual disputes, professional negligence, defamation, and securities matters. Mr. MacInnis graduated as gold medallist from the University of British Columbia Law School. He then served as the judicial law clerk to the Chief Justice of British Columbia. He is the co-editor and contributing author of Business Disputes in British Columbia. He is the co-author of a civil procedure manual published annually by Carswell that is used by litigators throughout British Columbia.