Discovery process is key for you to reach a settlement or getting the edge at your trial.
This publication is essential for: All civil litigators.
Current to: February 1, 2017
Discovery Practice in British Columbia arms you with the strategies and practice tools to effectively discover your opponent's case while revealing what is appropriate about your own.
Discovery Practice in Britsh Columbia will guide you to:
- asking the right questions and making effective objections at the examination
- strategies for obtaining and giving effective document production
- asserting and attacking privilege claims
- effectively using discovery evidence at trial
Subscriptions include checklists, forms, and precedents on CD-ROM, and online access with search capability and links to the full-text o case law and legislation.
The 2017 Update to the Discovery Practice in British Columbia includes the most significant decisions from the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, including judicial commentary on the following topics:
- Document discovery: considerations regarding electronic documents and data; considerations in large document cases; documents that must be listed; who is responsible for the costs of production; consequences of non-disclosure; circumstances in which an order for an affidavit documents is warranted;
- Examination for discovery: examination of Crown representatives; the geographical location of the discovery; when further examination for discovery will be ordered; when the implied undertaking does not apply;
- Privilege: solicitor-client privilege is a substantive legal right; when there may be implied waiver of solicitor-client privilege; the scope of legal advice privilege; litigation privilege over investigator’s reports;
- Discovery by physical and mental examination: the proportionality factor in determining whether to grant a further medical examination; the requirement for a party to sign a physician’s consent form when attending a medical examination.
CLEBC Legal Editor