British Columbia Litigator's Pocket Reference, 2014 Edition
The Successful Litigator's Companion
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Trial lawyers – no matter how experienced – can't be expected to instantly recall the minutiae of civil procedure, which is why this one-stop source of legal and tactical information for litigators and their staff is invaluable. This handy pocket reference handbook provides a sequential guide through a civil proceeding, identifying and summarizing the steps that must be taken and the issues that must be considered at each stage of the proceeding, supplementing the formal requirements of the rules of civil procedure with practical suggestions. Features and Benefits
Why Should Readers Buy This Book?
- Provides a succinct procedural overview of all major stages of a law suit – from starting an action through to appeals – organized in a sequential manner reflecting the flow of litigation, for ease of reference
- Offers timely understanding of the new civil procedure rules
- Point-by-point analysis offers a quick yet comprehensive description of procedure interwoven with practical advice
- Appendices offer quick access to both substantive and everyday information, such as practice directions, court directories, and important telephone numbers
- What's New?
- Amendments to B.C. Supreme Court Civil Rules up to B.C. Reg. 149/2013, in force March 31, 2014
- Recently issued and revised B.C. Supreme Court's Administrative Notices and Practice Directions:
- Citation of Authorities
- Request for Assignment of Judge in Insolvency Proceedings
- Model Discharge Order
- Model Approval and Vesting Order
- Restoration of Companies and Societies pursuant to Business Corporations Act and Society Act
- Masters' Jurisdiction
Who Should Buy This Book?
- Take advantage of the insights, suggestions and tips from three veteran litigators
- Easily portable for on-the-spot reference during litigation proceedings
- Checklist format offers quick access to practical considerations and procedural information
Table of Contents
- Litigation lawyers – Practitioners can ensure they've complied with the new civil procedure rules as they prepare for, and conduct their trials
- Law clerks and litigation paralegals – Provides all the necessary administrative information required for managing civil proceedings, such as a comprehensive court directory, court fees, telephone numbers, key contacts, and more
- Law students and articling students – Become familiar with the various stages of a civil action, the procedural requirements and practical issues
- Law libraries – An invaluable addition to any collection of reference materials on British Columbia civil litigation Billing Method: Annual Publication - Standing Order Terms Apply
Chapter 1: Preliminary Considerations
Chapter 2: Commencement of Proceedings
Chapter 3: Responses to Pleadings and Subsidiary Claims
Chapter 4: Pleadings
Chapter 5: Matters Arising Subsequent to Pleadings
Chapter 6: Discovery of Documents
Chapter 7: Examination for Discovery
Chapter 8: Applications
Chapter 9: Setting Down for Trial
Chapter 10: The Trial
Chapter 11: Appeals
Dirk Laudan, Leon Beukman & Ira Nishisato
Dirk Laudan, is a litigation Partner in the Construction, Engineering, Surety and Fidelity Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He practises in the areas of construction litigation, surety claims, commercial disputes, insurance coverage, media and defamation, real estate disputes, and employee fraud. Mr. Lauda graduated from the University of Toronto (Trinity College) in 1991 and the University of British Columbia Law School in 1995. He has been the Chair of the Construction Section of the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch, and is an executive member of the National Construction Section of the CBA.
Leon Beukman, is a Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and practices civil Litigation at the Vancouver office. He has practised law for 20 years and has acted as counsel in many cases and has extensive trial experience.
Ira Nishisato, is a Partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto and is the National Leader of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses principally on complex commercial litigation; fraud and anti-piracy litigation; injunctions and extraordinary interlocutory remedies; and international and multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution. Mr. Nishisato has appeared before all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada, and is a regular speaker at national and international legal conferences. He is recognized in the international publications Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and PLC Which Lawyer?, and is an Officer of the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association.
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