Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2015-2016

Statistics on civil justice, which aims to resolve a range of disputes from debt and eviction to divorce.

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Table 23: Summary cause eviction cases initiated and disposed of 1,2 in the sheriff courts, by case type and final disposal, 2015-16

Case Type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Absolvitor Dismissed For pursuer Expenses only Other
Defended Undefended Defended Undefended Defended Undefended
Eviction summary cause 14,690 13,905 15 328 3,631 219 7,500 89 2,034 89

1. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.
2. The number of cases disposed of is likely an underestimate.
3. Includes cases disposed as refused, dropped from roll and withdrawn.


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