Appeals

In litigation, there are court decisions where the judge makes a mistake or error in his or her reasons for judgment, and an appeal is required to correct the error to achieve a fair and just outcome. In British Columbia, this function is carried out by the Court of Appeal.

Appeals must be commenced and served on the other side typically within 30 days of the date the decision was made, failing which the right to appeal is usually lost. There are a number of mandatory steps in properly preparing an appeal and taking it to hearing, all of which are unique to the Court of Appeal.

John Fairburn & Associates represents people throughout South Surrey/White Rock, Delta and Richmond who need to pursue a timely appeal of a family law or divorce issue. Time is of the essence. To get started, contact the firm today and arrange a consultation.

Family Law Appeals Require Specific Skill Sets And Experience

The criterion upon which an appeal will be successful before our Court of Appeal is very specific, and this area of practice is limited to a relatively small number of family law lawyers who have the skill, intellectual ability and appellate experience to successfully mount an appeal. Key to this is the ability to recognize where the original judge may have made an error, typically in his or her application of the law or less frequently in his or her determination of the relevant facts on the evidence presented.

John Fairburn has conducted many successful and noteworthy appeals, including family law appeals, on behalf of his clients, and he regularly receives appeal referrals from other family law lawyers.

Consult With An Experienced Fraser Valley Family Law Appellate Lawyer Today

John Fairburn & Associates serves Richmond, Delta and South Surrey/White Rock in British Columbia. To arrange a consultation, call the office toll free at 604-279-8283 or at 604-279-8283 in the Lower Mainland or contact the firm online.