From the Supreme Court Rules Revision Committee

Invitation to comment on proposed amendment to Rule 26

The BC Supreme Court Rules Revision Committee has been asked to consider an amendment to Rule 26 of the Rules of Court that would compel disclosure of documents evidencing the existence and terms of contracts of insurance that are, or may be, applicable to the claims made in the action.

The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island currently have rules to this effect.

The Committee invites comments from the profession on whether or not such disclosure is appropriate before judgment is rendered in an action.

Please direct any response in writing by January 31, 2006, to:

The Hon. Mr. Justice Macaulay
Chair, Rules Revision Committee
Supreme Court of British Columbia
850 Burdett Avenue
Victoria, BC V8W 1B4