As readers of this blog know, the New BC Supreme Court Civil Rules are now in force.
Over the years a number of practice directions were released which addressed the BC Supreme Court rules. These were abolished when the New Rules came into force and accordingly a new set of practice directions were needed.
The BC Government has now released new Administrative Notices and Practice Directions. Substantively these are basically the same as the old Practice Directions and have simply been re-worded to recognize the new Rules of Court.
One improvement worth noting, however, is the numbering system. Under the old Rules Practice Directions were referred to by date making them more cumbersome to access and refer to. The new Practice Directions have been numbered chronologically (from PD-1 to PD-24) making them more user friendly.