Amendments to Ontario’s Rules of Civil Procedure aimed at improving trial readiness

Courts no longer amenable to parties coming to pre-trials without their experts’ reports ready

This article was produced in partnership with Bogoroch & Associates

By Julius Melnitzer | November 28, 2023

Amendments to Ontario’s Rules of Civil Procedure enacted in March 2022 have served to establish firm boundaries around the delivery of expert reports and improving trial readiness, says Yoni Silberman, a partner at Bogoroch & Associates LLP, a civil litigation boutique whose focus includes medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

“The amendments demand accountability when it comes to the timing and delivery of experts’ reports – the Rules provide that the Court may even order that costs be paid immediately if a judge finds a pre-trial to be unproductive for reasons relating to a party’s conduct,” Silberman says. MORE . . .

Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or


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