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Upcoming Practice Direction Amendments

Dec 06, 2018

Please be advised amendments have been made to the Consolidated Provincial Practice Direction, the Consolidated Practice Direction for Divisional Court Proceedings, and the Consolidated Practice Direction for Civil Actions, Applications, Motions and Procedural Matters in the Toronto Region.

Below is a summary of the amendments taking effect on Friday, December 7, 2018. Please refer to the Superior Court of Justice website for exact wording and details: http://www.ontariocourts.ca/sci/practice/nractice-directions/

Consolidated Provincial Practice Direction

  • Masters are to be addressed as "Your Honour" in English and "Votre Honneur" in French. 
  • The procedure for Rule 13.1.02 motions (to transfer civil proceedings) is to apply in all SCJ regions. (See paragraphs 48 through 51 of the practice direction for the procedure.)

Consolidated Practice Direction for Divisional Court Proceedings

New requirements for motions for leave to appeal to the Divisional Court:

  • In the materials filed with the Court, parties should refer to themselves as "the moving party" or "the responding party"
  • Both the moving party's and responding party's motion records must include costs submissions respecting the motion for leave to appeal, unless doing so would disclose an offer to settle.
  • Costs submissions should include the proposed quantum of costs (win or lose) and a costs outline (Form 57B).

Consolidated Practice Direction for Civil Actions, Applications, Motions and Procedural Matters in the Toronto Region

  • Short motions and applications can no longer be booked by telephone. They can only be booked by email or in person.