Costs

Chief Justice Awards Increased Costs for Complex Public Interest Case

The Chief Justice of British Columbia has found that the defendants in litigation involving the constitutional rights of homeless individuals in Victoria are entitled to increased costs against the Attorney General of British Columbia. The Chief Justice noted that the defendants had enjoyed real success in achieving some of their housing demands, and that it would be grossly inadequate or unjust to only award them costs on the normal scale. Catherine Boies Parker acted for the homeless defendants.

The Court's decision can be found here:  British Columbia v. Adamson, 2017 BCSC 168