The Court of Appeal is the highest court in the province. It hears appeals from the Supreme Court, from the Provincial Court on some criminal matters, and reviews and appeals from some administrative boards and tribunals.
The Court of Appeal has a registrar who, in addition to other administrative duties, hears matters related to the settling of orders and bills of costs.
August 10, 2016
SPECIAL SITTING - IN HONOUR OF THE LATE HONOURABLE WILLIAM A. ESSON
The Court of Appeal for British Columbia will hold a special sitting in honour of the late Honourable William A. Esson on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Vancouver Law Courts at 4:15 in Courtroom 60. Members of the public are invited to attend the special sitting.
July 25, 2016
THE HONOURABLE WILLIAM A. ESSON
The Court recognizes the passing of the Honourable William Arthur Esson, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and judge of this Court between 1983 – 1989 and 1996 – 2005. Former Chief Justice Esson passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on 14 July 2016. An obituary may be found here.
July 5, 2016
JUDICIAL RETIREMENT - THE HONOURABLE MADAM JUSTICE KATHRYN E. NEILSON
Madam Justice Neilson has retired from the Court of Appeal effective 30 June 2016.
May 13, 2016
REVISED PRACTICE NOTE – EXTRADITION APPEALS
The Chief Justice has revised the practice note concerning extradition appeals, including the model order providing for the continuation of bail without another appearance once a committal order is made.
May 13, 2016
NEW PRACTICE DIRECTIVE – MULTIMEDIA IN APPEAL BOOKS
The Registrar has issued a new practice directive concerning the use of CDs and DVDs within or accompanying appeal books, providing additional directions to standardize the practice.