IMPORTANT NOTE: An error in data processing was discovered that affects statistics on the number of cases in the Court of Session. The statistics have now been corrected. [23 November 2015]
Key findings for 2013-14:
* There were 77,173 civil law cases initiated in 2013-14, a similar number to 2012-13.
* The number of civil law cases in 2013-14 was 41 per cent lower than 2008-09, largely because debt cases have nearly halved since then.
* Nearly a third of personal injury cases were raised in the Court of Session where they made up over three quarters of the cases in the General Department.