This authoritative treatise on appellate practice has been in print for nearly 30 years and is a reference source frequently used by civil litigation lawyers and courts across Canada. The book has been cited with approval by judges in almost all of Canada's appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
First authored by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice John Sopinka and veteran litigator Mark Gelowitz, Sopinka, Gelowitz and Rankin on the Conduct of an Appeal, 5th Edition includes co-author W. David Rankin. Ideal for both novice and seasoned litigators, this book helps practitioners avoid costly procedural errors when launching an appeal, and gives them valuable guidance on the procedural and jurisdictional aspects of preparing and presenting appeals. In addition to providing practical guidance, the authors comment on the evolving landscape of appellate powers and jurisdiction.
Features of This Book
- Provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of appellate practice in Canada
- Contains expert discussion on all aspects of appellate law and practice
- Delivers professional guidance on how to prepare a proper record for appeal
- Clarifies grounds for appeal in criminal cases
- Covers both civil and criminal appeals, as well as practices in provincial appellate courts, the Federal Courts, and the Supreme Court of Canada
- Contains commentary on developments in appellate practice
What’s New In This Edition
- Updated case law, rules, and practices applicable to appellate courts of all levels since the fourth edition published in 2018
- Discussion of the Supreme Court of Canada fundamentally altering the standard of review analysis as it applies to administrative appeals
- Recent amendments to the applicable procedural rules of the Supreme Court of Canada
- Addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the practice before appellate courts, such as improved facilities for electronic filing of appeal materials in some jurisdictions
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