"In the foreword to this publication, Jill Presser describes it as 'an unparalleled resource at every stage of the appellate process.' This is not an overstatement. The authors have tackled the complexities and nuances of appellate practice and put together a book that is well-structured, comprehensive, and comprehensible. In doing so, they have brought to bear on the topic their considerable practical experience as appellate advocates leavened with just the right amount of academic insight.
The book consists of 11 chapters beginning with 'The Nature of an Appeal and Statutory Jurisdiction' and ending with 'Appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada.' In between, whether it be procedural or substantive, the authors have left no stone unturned. This work is a well-spring of information as readily seen on a quick review of the table of contents and index. Further, the text is replete with pinpoint references to the reigning jurisprudence in all relevant areas.
Finally, the book contains a series of appendices which include model factums and various notices of application to serve as structural and procedural guides. As noted earlier, no stone has been left unturned.
All in all, this is an outstanding piece of work and the authors are to be congratulated."
— Richard C.C. Peck, Q.C., Peck and Company
“Criminal Appeals: A Practitioner’s Handbook is a succinct, well-written, well-organized guidebook for appellate work in criminal cases. It delivers on its promise of being a practitioner’s handbook in both content and design.”
Read the full review here.
— Amy Kaufman, Head Law Librarian, Queen’s University
Excerpt from Canadian Law Library Review, (2018) Vol. 43 No. 1,
Canadian Association of Law Libraries.