Appeals in BC

You didn’t get the result you should have… Now what?

Let Our Skilled Advocates Defend Your Rights on Appeal in BC.

The trial or application is over, you are anxiously waiting for the decision, the judge enters the court room and delivers the decision! Your eyes are wide open and the vein on your forehead pops – you see the other side laughing in joy for their success in court and you say to yourself, how is this possible?! How could my case go so wrong?! In these cases, we are here to help. There are times that judges do get it wrong and you may want to consider appealing their decision. Our lawyers have appeared before all levels of court in BC, including the BC Court of Appeal and are well versed in the appeal procedure and the appellate rules. We know the law and we will tell you upfront whether it is worth appealing the decision or whether you should attempt to resolve your case differently – you may still have options. Book your free initial consultation today to strategize your case together.

While an appeal can sometimes reverse a lower courts decisions, not all cases are subject to an appeal.  Family decisions cannot simply be appealed because someone doesn’t like them or disagrees with what the trial judge found – there must have been an error – either mishandling of evidence or a legal error in law or a mixture of errors in fact and law for there to be grounds for appeal.  We will discuss with you the pros and cons of filing an appeal and help you decide whether your case has the merit to move forward with an appeal. We understand that a court’s decision can have a serious impact on your family and wellbeing.  We will work with you to help you get the justice your case deserves.

Key issues to consider on your appeal

Meet the court’s deadlines

You have limited time from the time of the time of the trial judges decision to file an appeal, don’t lose your opportunity by failing to file your materials in time.

Error in Law, Facts, Mixed Facts / Law?

You may have grounds for an appeal where there has been an abuses of the court’s discretion, mishandling of evidence, failure to make adequate findings of fact, or the failure of the court to apply the law.

Gather Supporting Documents

There is a vast amount of research, preparation and analysis involved in appealing a trial judge’s decision, have a skilled appellant lawyer may be the difference between successfully appealing a decision and failure.

What our clients say

Nassim is an AMAZING lawyer. She knows the law, she explains everything to you and answers every question you have in detail, and will guide you in the right direction. She will never tell you what to do, but will tell you that “it’s your choice”, while giving you reasonable advice. I had a very difficult, stressful family law case, where I went through a couple of different lawyers. My last lawyer was Nassim, and her and I discussed a plan from day one, which lead our path. She had a sense of humour which made this stressful process much easier.

Nassim’s Client

Laura quickly came up to speed on my file and was able to gather precisely what had gone wrong with our previous lawyer and how to correct the situation. She was realistic, honest and upfront – qualities hard to find in legal representation. She represented facts, but also, for the first time in our year and a half ordeal, our lived experience was represented. Laura made us feel cared for and truly represented in court.

Laura’s Client

Nassim was an excellent Lawyer. She helped us settle and control the hustle environment we were into with ease. The result was greater than we ever had expected to happen in such short time. She is very knowledgeable and informative. Nassim was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend her to anyone looking to for a family lawyer to get the job done.

Nassim’s Client

These last couple of months have been very stressful for me. Laura Allan has been very reassuring and patient. I found myself in the middle of a high conflict custody battle and I felt protected and taken care of the entire process. The emotional support and dedication to my case has been incredible.

Laura’s Client

Why choose us

  • We have the expertise

    Our client’s can rely on our extensive legal knowledge to help navigate complex legal disputes. We are skilled at devising appropriate, timely and effective tailor-made solutions to each specific legal problem.  We work hard to be on the forefront of developing legal trends and providing the most current legal knowledge available.

  • We care

    We have an established track record of providing trusted legal advice. We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service, representing our clients with integrity and confidentiality while employing legal strategies that help our clients reach their legal goals.

  • We speak in plain language

    We will manage every aspect of your case and keep you informed of the latest developments. Communication with our clients comes first, you will always be kept in the loop and know where your case stands.  Our team is always here to answer any questions you may have.

  • We are efficient and cost effective

    We are upfront with what will be charged to you and work together with you so your case strategy does not exceed your budget. Transparent billing is important to us, you will be provided with a clear, honest accounting and cost estimate for ongoing work.

Initial case evaluation

Whatever your situation is, we will achieve the best possible outcome.