Before going to trial you need to look at the Rules of Court for conducting a trial in the Court of Queen’s Bench. The Queen’s Bench Rules - Part 9 deals with trials.
You will also need to research the law that applies to your case. You will need to gather the evidence you will use to prove your case at trial and disclose this evidence to the other party as required. Your evidence will generally include documents as well as witnesses.
Once you have gathered the evidence to prove your case and the other party has shared their evidence as required, you should review all the evidence. For every document and witness you plan to use you should know why you are presenting the document or calling the witness and what you plan to prove with the witness’s testimony or document. If possible you should meet with each witness to review the testimony they will give. You should also make note of the points you want to make regarding evidence the other party will be providing to the court.
Documentary evidence can be an important part of your case. Both sides have a right to know what documents the other party intends to rely on.
Parties have an opportunity to question each other ahead of a trial and clarify what issues are in dispute and know about the evidence that will be used at trial.
If you intend on calling any witnesses at trial it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure that they will appear.
The Registrar of the local Queen's Bench Court oversees scheduling trials in this court.
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