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 16: Summary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of[1] in the sheriff courts[2], 2016-17

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Table 16: Summary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of[1] in the sheriff courts[2], 2016-17

Case type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Absolvitor For pursuer Decree by default[3] Dismissed[4] Expenses only[4] Other
Defended Undefended
Road traffic accident 2,507 1,902 536 484 395 5 440 21 21
Accident at work 70 91 45 21 12 0 12 1 0
Asbestos 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Clinical negligence 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Relative's claim 6 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Repetitive strain injury 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Slip, trip or fall 36 5 1 0 1 0 3 0 0
Other 192 215 102 53 30 0 26 1 3
Total 2,814 2,221 687 559 438 5 485 23 0 24

1. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.
2. Excludes Sheriff Personal Injury Court.
3. Decree by default is a new category brought through by the new case management system. Data for this new category only covers 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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