29 June 2010

New Practice Directions Released

Practice directions are instructions issued by the Chief Justice of a court for the guidance of lawyers and litigants appearing before the court. Practice directions are normally intended to address small matters not dealt with by the court's rules or to clarify the proper interpretation of the rules.

The Supreme Court has released a new set of practice directions for the new Supreme Court Civil Rules and Supreme Court Family Rules, available at www.courts.gov.bc.ca/supreme_court/practice_and_procedure/. The new practice directions replace all of the current directions and will take effect with the new rules, on 1 July 2010.