Discovery Practice in British Columbia - Print



Product Type: Publications - Print
ISBN: 1-55258-071-7
Pages: 950
Price: $349.00


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Discovery: Your key to reaching settlement or gaining an edge at trial

This publication is essential for: all lawyers using the BC Supreme Court discovery procedures in a case

Current to: January 15, 2024

The tools of discovery are powerful with the potential to strengthen your case and weaken the other party's. With Discovery Practice in British Columbia, you have access to analysis of the latest case law and practice tips for all discovery tools including document discovery, examination for discovery, pre-trial examination of a witness, interrogatories, and more. Scripts on making and defending objections, checklists, and hundreds of sample forms help you to use discovery procedures to effectively build your case.

With this resource, you will be able to: 

  • determine strategic approaches for obtaining and giving document production
  • ask the right questions and make effective objections at examinations for discovery
  • assert and attack privilege claims
  • skillfully use discovery evidence at trial

Buy today and master the tools of discovery! View a sample from this book!

The 2024 update to Discovery Practice in British Columbia includes the most significant decisions from the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Highlights of this update include the following:

  • case law and legislative references brought current to approximately January 15, 2024
  • discussion of case law regarding the following:
    • an application to compel the defendant's representative to attend for further examination for discovery was dismissed as there was a pending application to strike the plaintiff's claim, and if the claim was struck, no further discovery would be required (Thomson v. A.R. Thomson Group, 2023 BCSC 431)
    • the defendant applied for the plaintiff to undergo an independent medical examination with an addiction specialist because the plaintiff had disclosed that he was self-medicating. The plaintiff objected to the examination, asserting that it was intrusive, but the probative value of the results of such an exam outweighed the infringement upon the plaintiff's privacy rights (Cohen v. Torrenueva, 2023 BCSC 1386)
    • applications for additional documents made pursuant to Rule 7-1(10) and (11) of the Supreme Court Civil Rules may be dismissed in circumstances where demanding counsel have not first made a written request for the documents from the opposing party (Yen v. Ghahramani, 2023 BCSC 229)
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Allison Cartier
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