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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 3 M A Y 2 0 1 7 425 Supreme Court of British Columbia Practice Direction Re: Standard Directions for Appeals from Decisions of Masters, Registrars or Special Referees Pursuant to Civil Rule 23-6(8) and Family Rule 22-7(8) Effective: May 1, 2017 Number: PD-54 SUMMARY This Practice Direction sets out standard directions governing the conduct of appeals from decisions of masters, registrars or special referees. If the circumstances of an appeal require, the timelines and document filing requirements set out in this Practice Direction may be abridged, extended or modified by order of a justice of the court pursuant to Supreme Court Civil Rule 22-4(2) and Supreme Court Family Rule 21-2(2). DIRECTION Notice of Appeal 1. An appeal from a decision of a master, registrar or special referee must be brought by filing a Notice of Appeal in Form 121 or Form F98 within 14 days after the order or decision. Service of Notice of Appeal and Appellant’s Statement of Argument 2. A copy of the Notice of Appeal and of the appellant’s Statement of Argument in the form set out in Schedule A must be served on the respondent( s) within 7 days of filing the Notice of Appeal. Notice of Interest 3. A respondent who wishes to oppose the appeal must file a Notice of Interest in Form 70 or Form F77. Service of Notice of Interest and Respondent’s Statement of Argument 4. A copy of the Notice of Interest and of the respondent’s Statement of Argument in the form set out in Schedule B must be delivered to the appellant within 14 days of service of the Notice of Appeal and appellant’s Statement of Argument. Transcript of Reasons for Judgment or Decision 5. If the order or decision from which the appeal is taken was pronounced orally rather than issued in writing, the appellant must order a tran-


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