Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2018-19
Civil justice is concerned with the rights and obligations of people and organisations. One way of resolving civil law disputes is for a case to be brought to court. Common types of cases where civil law is used include: debt, divorce and claims for personal injury.
For the first time, we are able to show the complexity of different case types, with the publication of all legal remedies (craves) sought at the sheriff courts in 2018-19. This information tells us that, overall, 87% of initiated cases had a single crave sought. Family and evictions cases, on average, have more craves compared to other case types. 42% of eviction cases, and 36% of parental rights and responsibilities cases, had multiple craves in 2018-19.