What are the purposes of the Court of Appeal's decision making costs rules?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from L.V. v. D.V., 2013 BCSC 616 (CanLII):

In Hartshorne v. Hartshorne, 2011 BCCA 29 at para. 25, the court summarized the purposes for which costs rules exist. These include: deterring frivolous claims or defences; encouraging conduct that reduces litigation expense; and encouraging settlement wherever possible.

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