Factum writing: B.C. Court of Appeal emphasizes importance of succinctness

By Tommy Gelbman and Sergio Ortega (August 25, 2022, 1:05 PM EDT) -- Lawyers are taught that effective legal writing is clear, focused and succinct. The B.C. Court of Appeal requires close adherence to those principles, even where proceedings are complex. A party seeking to file a factum longer than the prescribed 30-page limit must provide “a convincing explanation as to why extra space is necessary.”...