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Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2014-15

Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2014-15

Friday, March 18, 2016

ISBN: 9781786521040

The 2014-15 Civil Justice in Scotland release includes: 1. MAIN STATISTICS TABLES (compromising tables that appear in this bulletin) 2. DIVORCE & DISSOLUTION STATISTICS TABLES (further breakdowns on divorce & dissolution) 3. SUPPLEMENTARY STATISTICS TABLES (additional statistics on civil law cases in sheriff courts and the Court of Session) 4. BACKGROUND DATA TABLES (an interactive dataset on civil law court cases by court, that can be used to generate user customised tables and charts)

Executive Summary

IMPORTANT NOTE: An error with the calculation of “2014-15 cases per 1,000” was identified within table 4 of the statistics. The statistics have now been corrected. [21 October 2016]

Civil justice aims to resolve a range of disputes from debt and eviction to divorce, problems that affect many people's lives. One way of resolving a civil law dispute if for the case to be brought to court.

For the past three years there have been a similar number of civil law court cases. This contrasts with the downward trend that was typical of earlier years.