Publication - Statistics publication

Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2016-2017

Published: 28 Aug 2018
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781787811256

The 2016-17 Civil Justice in Scotland release includes main statistics tables and figures and supplementary statistics tables.

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Contents
Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2016-2017
Table 7: Family procedure cases initiated and disposed[1] of in the sheriff courts, by case type, 2016-17

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Table 7: Family procedure cases initiated and disposed[1] of in the sheriff courts, by case type, 2016-17

Case type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Absolvitor For pursuer Granted[3] Dismissed[4] Expenses only[4] Other
Defended Undefended
Aliment 45 39 1 7 8 1 19 2 1
Divorce / dissolution 10,026 8,322 0 447 5,984 1,542 294 2 53
Ordinary divorce 4,032 3,161 0 446 2,602 3 68 2 40
Simplified divorce 5,901 5,077 0 0 3,328 1,515 221 0 13
Ordinary dissolution 9 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 0
Simplified dissolution 84 80 0 0 52 24 4 0 0
Exclusion order[2] 10 6 0 0 3 1 1 0 1
Interdict 263 143 0 41 40 0 50 0 12
Nullity of marriage / civil partnership 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Parental responsibilities & rights 2,429 1,619 2 518 455 29 514 0 101
Contact 1,076 656 2 249 46 6 314 0 39
Residence 768 539 0 161 198 23 110 0 47
Other 585 424 0 108 211 0 90 0 15
Other 372 228 17 43 71 1 85 1 10
Total 13,146 10,359 20 1,056 6,563 1,574 963 5 178

1. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.
2. Exclusion orders which suspend the right of a spouse, civil partner or cohabitant to occupy the family home.
3. Granted category contains data for November 2016 to March 2017.
4. Data from the new case management system is not currently split between 'defended' and 'undefended', therefore these have been combined into a single category.


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