1. Discovery Strategies and Steps
2. Document Discovery
3. Examination for Discovery
4. Privilege in the Discovery Process
5. Pre-trial Discovery and Examination of Witnesses
6. Discovery by Interrogatories
7. Physical Examination and Inspection as Discovery Tools
8. Use of Discovery Evidence at Trial
Forms and Precedents
Statutes and Related Material Table
Lyle G. Harris, QC — Harris & Brun, Vancouver
Jennifer J.L. Brun — Harris & Brun, Vancouver
About the Authors
Lyle Harris, QC has practised almost exclusively in the areas of personal injury, insurance, and general litigation since being called to the BC bar in 1976. A partner in the firm Harris & Brun Law Corporation since 1984, he has presented at many courses offered by CLEBC, the CBA, and the Trial Lawyers Association of BC; he has also taught a section of the ICBC adjusters training program. He was also the contributing author of the discovery chapter in CLEBC's annually updated BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual between 1992 and 2003.
He has acted both for plaintiff-client and defendant-lawyer in actions involving allegations against lawyers, and has been accepted as an expert in the Supreme Court of BC.
Part of Mr. Harris' current practice involves acting for insured parties to provide independent legal advice where there is a possibility or likelihood that the amount of plaintiff's claim will exceed the insured client's available policy limits.
In addition to the practice of law, from approximately 2003 to 2007, Lyle Harris served as a mediator in civil litigation disputes involving personal injury, insurance, and leaky condominium cases.
Jennifer Brun became a Director of Harris & Brun Law Corporation in 2019, after joining the firm in 2016. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and professional regulation, with an emphasis on claims arising from professional liability, occupier's liability, recreational accidents, and motor vehicle accidents. She represents her clients in both litigation and regulatory contexts, before all levels of court in BC, governing professional bodies, and administrative tribunals. Jennifer's advice is routinely sought on insurance matters regarding litigation, coverage, subrogation, audits, policy wordings, and risk management.
Jennifer is a persuasive advocate for her clients, having earned a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Laws specializing in civil litigation and dispute resolution. She also completed a judicial law clerkship at the Supreme Court of BC. Jennifer was elected an executive member of the Young Lawyers-CBA from 2010 to 2014, serving as president in 2012/2013. Jennifer remains active in the CBA and was elected in 2017 to both the CBABC Provincial Council and Executive Committee, in 2018 to the position of CBABC Secretary Treasurer, and in 2019 to the position of CBABC Vice President.
Jennifer is a regular contributor and presenter for continuing professional development seminars both provincially and nationally, focusing on civil litigation, personal injury, and health law content.