Chris Harvey, Q.C., the retiring editor of The Advocate, has fired a parting shot at the Rules of Court in the September edition of that august journal.  He concludes:

“We should abolish the current civil rules and start over.  They have been an unmitigated disaster.  They purport to provide a framework that is ‘just speedy and inexpensive’ but in fact is the opposite.  We should accept no replacement rule unless in a practical way it serves to reduce delay and expense and promotes getting at the truth at trial.”