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Sopinka and Gelowitz on the Conduct of an Appeal, 4th Edition

Author(s): Mark Gelowitz, W. David Rankin

Jun 27, 2018

Appellate litigators and judges have turned to Sopinka and Gelowitz on the Conduct of an Appeal for guidance since its first publication in 1993. Now in its fourth edition, this authoritative text remains the go-to resource for both novice and seasoned litigators seeking direction on best practices in preparing and presenting appeals.

Originally written by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice John Sopinka and Osler partner and litigator Mark Gelowitz, this latest edition adds Osler’s David Rankin as co-author. This up-to-date version is the most current textbook available on appellate practice in Canada and is invaluable for lawyers looking to avoid costly errors while gaining a deep understanding of the procedural and jurisdictional aspects of launching and conducting appeals.

In particular, Sopinka and Gelowitz on the Conduct of an Appeal, 4th Edition

  • provides guidance on practices in provincial appellate courts, the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada
  • covers civil and criminal appeals
  • comments on the evolving landscape of appellate powers and jurisdiction
  • analyzes the most recent criminal and civil decisions, including an examination of the standard of review on appeals involving contractual interpretation, a new section on appeals from arbitral awards and updated discussion of criminal appeals alleging unreasonable verdicts
  • includes updated chapters reflecting significant amendments to the procedural rules governing all levels of appellate courts
     

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