The Supreme Court of British Columbia is the province's superior trial court. The Supreme Court is a court of general and inherent jurisdiction which means that it can hear any type of case, civil or criminal. It hears most appeals from the Provincial Court in civil and criminal cases and appeals from arbitrations. A party may appeal a decision of the Supreme Court to the Court of Appeal.
April 13, 2017
JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT - MR. JUSTICE ANDREW P.A. MAYER
The Supreme Court of British Columbia welcomes the appointment of the Honourable Mr. Justice Andrew Mayer. For more information about Mr. Justice Mayer, please see the news release issued by the Department of Justice Canada. A public welcoming ceremony for Mr. Justice Mayer will be held on a on a date to be scheduled and information about the welcoming ceremony will be posted on the court’s website.
March 31, 2017
SUPREME COURT ANNUAL REPORT 2016
The Annual Report of the Supreme Court of British Columbia covering the activities of the Court for 2016 is now available.
March 20, 2017
CHAMBERS ASSIZE LIST IN VANCOUVER
Chief Justice Hinkson announces that long chambers matters in Vancouver may be booked on an assize basis.
March 17, 2017
NEW PRACTICE DIRECTION: STANDARD DIRECTIONS FOR APPEALS FROM MASTERS, REGISTRARS AND SPECIAL REFEREES
Chief Justice Hinkson has issued Practice Direction 54 Standard Directions for Appeals from Masters, Registrars and Special Referees which will take effect on May 1, 2017. PD 54 sets out the procedure which must be followed and documents which must be filed to bring an appeal from the decision of a master, registrar or special referee.