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.
April 13, 2017
The British Columbia Court of Appeal welcomes the appointment of the Honourable Mr. Justice John J.L. Hunter to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and the Court of Appeal of Yukon. The appointment is effective immediately. For further information, please see the announcement from the Department of Justice.
March 31, 2017
B.C. COURT OF APPEAL ANNUAL REPORT 2016
The Annual Report of the B.C. Court of Appeal covering the activities of the Court for 2016 is now available.
February 7, 2017
REPEAL OF PRACTICE NOTE - RELEASE OF COURT OF APPEAL RESERVE JUDGMENTS BY EMAIL
Beginning 14 February 2017, the Court will cease e-mailing reserve judgments to the parties after their release at 9:30am. Instead, the judgments will be available on the internet at or before 10:00am under the “Judgments” section of the Court of Appeal’s website on the day of release. This will result in greater predictability for the parties who will no longer have to “wait” for an email as well as reducing the need for staff to email judgments. As a consequence of this change, Release of Court of Appeal Reserve Reasons for Judgment by E-Mail (Civil & Criminal Practice Note, 19 September 2011) will be repealed effective 14 February 2017. This change will not affect oral judgments, copies of which may continue to be requested where necessary in accordance with the process outlined in the Court’s Record and Courtroom Access Policy at sections 1.11.5 - 1.11.6.