3.1 Getting judgment

Last Reviewed: June 2023 Reviewed by: Court of Appeal Staff

The judgment 

The Court of Appeal may:

  • Dismiss the appeal (i.e., confirm the decision of the previous decision-maker).
  • Allow the appeal and order a new trial or hearing.
  • Allow the appeal and change the previous order.

The judges will sometimes give their decision immediately, by reading it in court after hearing the appeal, or a day or two after the appeal. (This is called an oral decision.) Other times, the judges will “reserve” their decision, which means that they will provide a written judgment later.

The Court of Appeal registry will contact you when the written judgment is ready to be released, and you can view it on the court’s judgment publication page. You can get copies of oral judgments by sending an email to CA-orals@courts.gov.bc.ca.

Further appeals 

The BC Court of Appeal’s decision is final unless the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa agrees to hear your case. You can find more information on their website.

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