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Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Civil Procedure (2021 Reissue)

This title is the starting place for effective research on questions relating to civil practice and procedure in Canada.
Publication Language: English

Hardcover | 1,316 pages

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Published: July 30, 2021
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433513674

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The prospect of civil litigation hangs over virtually every legal file, making an understanding of the rules and procedures that govern actions in the superior courts a basic tool for lawyers in any field of practice. And, with greater mobility and the routine extension of contemporary business operations beyond traditional borders, it's not enough to limit that understanding to just a single province or territory.

Thoroughly updated and revised, this title is the starting place for effective research on questions relating to civil practice and procedure in Canada. Covering the rules of practice in every jurisdiction, Civil Procedure (2021 Reissue) outline the framework for civil litigation in courts across Canada. Organized on a topical basis, it is an especially useful resource for users who do not specialize in civil litigation, and for practitioners who seek a convenient insight into practice in other Canadian jurisdictions.

Topics covered include:

  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Stare decisis
  • Accrual of causes of action
  • Role of lawyer
  • Commencement of proceedings
    • Parties
    • Statutory notice
    • Limitation periods
    • Procedural steps
    • Title of proceeding
    • Representation orders
    • Class proceedings
    • Third party claims, assignment and subrogation
    • Fee waiver
  • Assuming jurisdiction
    • Selecting type of proceeding
    • Effecting service
    • Service on solicitor of record
    • Parties under disability
    • Service on municipalities and other corporations
    • Territorial and personal jurisdiction
    • Service on the Crown
    • Selection and transfer of forum
  • Pleadings
    • Types of pleadings
    • Relevant rules
  • Disposition without trial
    • Default judgments
    • Summary judgment
    • Determination of issues before trial, special case and “anti-SLAPP” motions
    • Discontinuance
    • Dismissal for delay
  • Motions in a proceeding
    • Bringing a motion
    • Motion record
    • Hearing motions
    • Disposition by court
  • Discovery
    • Documentary discovery
    • Examination for discovery
    • Inspection of property
    • Use of discovery evidence
  • Special procedures
    • Simplified procedure
    • Case management
    • Small claims court
  • Pre-trial procedures
    • Determining venue
    • Consolidation orders
    • Jury trials
    • Setting down for trial
    • Mandatory mediation
    • Pre-trial conferences
    • Settlements
  • Trials
    • Rights of parties
    • Preliminary motions
    • Opening and closing statements
    • Evidence
    • Jury trials
    • Judgments and orders
    • Mistrial
  • Costs
    • Costs to follow event
    • Quantum of costs
    • Costs against non-party
    • Fixing costs
    • Security for costs
  • Appeals
    • Standard of review
    • Appeals to particular courts
    • Stay pending appeal
    • Procedural steps
    • Appellate court powers
  • Enforcement and contempt proceedings
    • Exemptions from execution
    • Examination in aid of execution
    • Enforcing monetary judgments
    • Judgments regarding property
    • Contempt

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Table of contents

I. Introduction
II. Fundamental Principles
III. Commencement of Proceedings
IV. Assuming Jurisdiction
V. Pleadings
VI. Disposition Without Trial
VII. Motions in a Proceeding
VIII. Discovery
IX. Special Procedures
X. Pre-Trial Procedures
XI. Trials
XII. Costs
XIII. Appeals
XIV. Enforcement and Contempt Proceedings