December 16 2015
New Code of Civil Procedure = January 1st, 2016
Decree no 1066-2015 adopted on December 2, 2015 concerning the entry in force of An Act to establish the new Code of Civil Procedure has finally been published today in the Gazette officielle du Québec. As provided in the decree, the new Code of Civil Procedure will enter into force as of January 1st, 2016 and will apply immediately.
Major practical impacts are to be expected with the new Code of Civil Procedure, considering the increased importance granted to private dispute prevention and resolution processes. With the Case Protocol, Quebec lawyers will have to make an important transition in their approach to litigation cases.