Procedure for appeals in Ontario should be, and usually is, fairly straightforward.  A Notice of Appeal is filed; the appellant perfects the appeal; the respondent (as its name implies) responds.  As two recent decisions from the Court of Appeal and the Divisional Court show, if a lawyer (or party) is not familiar with court practices that are not part of the Rules of Civil Procedure, the process can quickly go off the rails.

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