Friday, 1 June 2012

BCSC No Longer Charging Hearing Fees

In a "Notice to the Profession" sent out today, the Law Society advised that the government is appealing the Vilardell v. Dunham decision striking down hearing fees, but, meanwhile, the Court Services Branch:
... has suspended the processing of payments or issuance of invoices for hearing fees for Supreme Court civil jury and non-jury trials and applications under Appendix C, Schedule 1, Items 9 and 10 of the Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules, while the matter of hearing fees is before the courts.
This answers my earlier question of applicability of this decision, issued with respect to hearing fees under the Old Rules, to the New Rules.