Appeals in Civil Litigation

Litigating parties rightfully expect a court judge to make a fair decision based on the facts of the case and correct application of the law. In some cases, judicial errors occur. If you disagree with the outcome, you may be in a position to have a higher court review the case. Yet, losing at trial does not automatically result in the entitlement to an appeal.

The litigation lawyers at Peterson Stark Scott have deep understanding of the factors that must be in place to file a successful appeal. We can analyze your case and provide an assessment on how likely your application may succeed. With over 40 years of experience, we have guided clients through numerous appeals and can provide skilled representation through the process.

Strategically Advocating for Clients' Rights on Appeal

When brining an appeal, litigants require strong advocacy. A successful appeal does not turn solely on the fairness of the original decision. It takes thorough legal knowledge and skill to effectively convince a panel of judges that errors in the factual and legal analysis significantly impacted the outcome.

Our litigation lawyers have experience in making appeals at the Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. We represent clients in a variety of appeal matters, including:

  • Estate litigation
  • Contractual disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Civil disputes
  • Commercial litigation

Time and Merit Are of the Essence

Appeals have strict legal and time requirements. Failing to observe the deadlines can result in the court's rejection of an appeal matter. If you are considering an appeal, it is crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

We can assess the merits of your case and determine whether an appeal is likely to succeed. If we are well-placed to move forward, we will thoroughly prepare your case. Our role is to uncover judicial errors and argue them persuasively to advance your interests and seek a favourable outcome.

Consult with Our Lawyers Today

If you require legal advice about filing an appeal, call our Surrey law office at 604-634-2308 or toll-free at 800-675-2419. You can also schedule a consultation online.