THE ADVOCATE 255
VOL. 77 PART 2 MARCH 2019
By the Honourable Suzanne Anton, Q.C.*
Supreme Court of British Columbia
Re: Vexatious Litigants—Request for Leave to File Process or Documents
Effective: 15 August 2018
A usual term of an order made under s. 18 of the Supreme Court Act is that
the person declared to be a vexatious litigant may not initiate a new proceeding
or file materials in an existing proceeding without leave of the
Court. This Administrative Notice sets out the requirements that a vexatious
litigant requesting leave to file process or documents must meet.
1. A person who has been declared to be a vexatious litigant and requests
leave of the Court to file pleadings to bring a new proceeding, or to file
an application or materials within an existing proceeding, must file a
requisition in Form 17 or F17 varied as set out in Schedule A to this
Administrative Notice, attaching:
a. a copy of the proposed pleading or other documents which the person
requests leave to file;
b. a copy of the order declaring the person to be a vexatious litigant.
2. The requisition for leave and materials should not be served on any
intended defendant or respondent.