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Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2015-16

Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2015-16

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528667

The 2015-16 Civil Justice in Scotland release includes: 1. Main Statistics Table(comprising tables that appear in the 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

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 is for the case to be brought to court.

Since 2012-13, the number of civil law court cases has remained stable. This contrasts with the downward trend observed in the preceding four years.