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 1, 2015
AN - 12 - Bankruptcy Proceedings Before a Registrar in Bankruptcy
Chief Justice Hinkson has issued AN-12 – Bankruptcy Proceedings Before a Registrar in Bankruptcy. AN-12 sets out the procedures to be followed in all hearings set before a Registrar in Bankruptcy and it includes a number of standard forms of order. AN-12 takes effect on April 1, 2015 and replaces AN-11 - Bankruptcy Proceedings Before a Registrar.
March 31, 2015
Supreme Court of British Columbia 2014 Annual Report
The Annual Report of the Supreme Court of British Columbia for 2014 is now available.
March 9, 2015
PRACTICE DIRECTION 45 - MODEL ORDERS - COMPANIES' CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT ACT
Chief Justice Hinkson has today issued Practice Direction 45, Model Orders - Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Superior courts across Canada have coordinated to standardize orders made under federal insolvency legislation, and to update the standard forms of orders from time to time to reflect developments in the law. Practice Direction 45 prescribes three standard forms of orders. The first is the standard form of order for initial orders made in CCAA proceedings commenced in British Columbia and replaces the former model initial order prescribed by PD 29 which is rescinded. The other two standard forms of order are for use in cross-border CCAA proceedings where the main proceedings were commenced elsewhere.