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.