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The prospect of civil litigation hangs over virtually every legal file, making an understanding of the rules and procedures that govern actions in the superior courts a basic tool for lawyers in any field of practice. And, with greater mobility and the routine extension of contemporary business operations beyond traditional borders, it's not enough to limit that understanding to a just a single province.
Thoroughly revised and newly consolidated into a single volume, this title is the starting place for effective research on questions relating to civil practice and procedure in Canada. Covering the rules of practice in every jurisdiction, Civil Procedure (2012 Reissue) outline the framework for civil litigation in courts across Canada. Organized on a topical basis, it is an especially useful resource for users who do not specialize in civil litigation, and for practitioners who seek a convenient insight into practice in other Canadian jurisdictions.
Topics covered include:
II. Fundamental Principles
III. Commencement of Proceedings
IV. Assuming Jurisdiction
VI. Disposition Without Trial
VII. Motions in a Proceeding
IX. Special Procedures
X. Pre-Trial Procedures
XIV. Enforcement of Judgments and Orders
Master Linda S. Abrams, B.A., J.D., LL.M., is a Master of the Superior Court of Justice
(Ontario). Until her appointment to the Bench in 1999, Master Abrams was a civil litigator - first with Fasken Martineau and later with Torys. Concurrent with her law practice, Master Abrams served on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (Adjudicator and Vice-Chair), on the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (Adjudicator) and on the Ethics Review
Committee of the University of Toronto. Master Abrams is a frequent speaker at CLE conferences. Her legal writings include articles for the Canadian Business Law Journal and a text on credit union law. She is also, with Kevin P. McGuinness, co-author of Canadian Civil Procedure Law, published by LexisNexis® Canada.
Kevin P. McGuinness, LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., is Counsel in the Crown Law Office of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. He has taught law in Canada, and Australia, and was Steele Raymond Professor of Business Law at Bournemouth University, England. He is or has been a member of the Editorial Boards of the Construction Law Reports, Journal of
Interdisciplinary Economics and Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation. Mr. McGuinness is the author of Canadian Business Corporations Law, 2nd Edition, co-author of Canadian Civil Procedure Law and the author of numerous other texts and articles.
Jay Brecher, B.A., LL.B, is the Managing Editor of Halsbury's Laws of Canada. He is the author or co-author of several other Halsbury's titles, including Athletics, Judges and Courts, and Social Assistance, and has served as a contributing editor on many others, including Copyright, Patents, Trade-marks, Employment, Torts, and Negligence.
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