The Courts of British Columbia

Website Policies


The information on this website is provided as a public service by the British Columbia Superior Courts (British Columbia Court of Appeal and British Columbia Supreme Court). The use of this web site is subject to and constitutes the user's agreement to the terms and conditions noted below.

Information on this web site is provided by the British Columbia Superior Courts solely for the user's information and it is provided without warranty, guarantee, or responsibility of any kind, either expressed or implied. Although we make every effort to ensure that all information is accurate and complete we cannot guarantee its integrity, or that the information is current or accurate.


Links from this site to other sites are presented as a convenience to users. The British Columbia Superior Courts do not accept any responsibility for the content, accuracy, reliability, or currency found on these external sites. In addition, different privacy and reproduction policies may apply. Users wishing to rely upon information contained on the external links should consult directly with the source of the information.

The linking to this site from an outside organization does not imply on the part of the British Columbia Superior Courts any endorsement or guarantee of any of the organizations or information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective web sites.


Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the British Columbia Superior Courts for the purpose of providing direct access to information about the courts. The British Columbia Court of Appeal and the British Columbia Supreme Court are the copyright owners of the information unless otherwise stated.

The decisions and reasons for decision of the British Columbia Superior Courts may be reproduced, in whole or in part without further permission from the individual court.

The official version of the reasons for judgment is the signed original in the court file. In the event that there is a question about the content of a judgment, the original of the judgment in the court file takes precedence. Copies of the original judgment can be obtained by contacting the local registry. A photocopying charge is payable.

Other information on the site is also available for use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means without change or further permission from the individual court.

In both cases, we ask only that:

  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy and currency of the materials reproduced;
  • The Court, identified by name, be identified as the source and,
  • The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the material reproduced, or as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the British Columbia Superior Courts.

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of any material contained on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution, is prohibited except with written permission. Through the permission granting process, the courts help to ensure that individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please contact the B.C. Superior Courts Webmaster.


The British Columbia Superior Courts are committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit its website. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices of British Columbia Superior Courts website.

  • The British Columbia Superior Courts do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail address, during your visit to this website. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail.
  • Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except personnel in the British Columbia courts system who may be contacted to prepare a response.
  • We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information.
  • The British Columbia Superior Courts do not regularly use cookies* to track how visitors use its Web site. Should we enable cookies to facilitate your transactions, we will first inform you.

The British Columbia Superior Courts may use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers that have connected with its Web site.

The British Columbia Superior Courts normally make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting the site. However, a link could be made should an investigation into a security breach be required.


*Cookies are files that a Web site can place on your hard drive, without your knowledge, to monitor your use of that site.