Animal Custody Judicial Review of Appeal Decisions
BCFIRB appeal decisions are subject to judicial review. This includes both decisions that come after hearings, and decisions to summarily dismiss appeals without a hearing.
To start a judicial review of a BCFIRB appeal decision, you need to file a petition with the B.C. Supreme Court within sixty (60) days of a BCFIRB panel decision.
A petition must allege that BCFIRB
- Made a patently unreasonable finding of fact or law or exercise of discretion,
- Acted in a procedurally unfair manner, or
- Made an incorrect jurisdictional decision.
If you wish to appeal a decision of the B.C. Supreme Court, you can appeal to the Court of Appeal upon obtaining leave to do so (permission from a justice of the Court of Appeal).