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 18: Damages cases initiated and disposed of[1] in the civil courts, by case type, 2008-09 to 2016-17

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Table 18: Damages cases initiated and disposed of[1] in the civil courts, by case type, 2008-09 to 2016-17

Cases Procedure 2008-09 2009-103 2010-113 2011-123 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 % change since 2015-16 % change since 2008-09
Initiated Court of Session[2] 337 529 300 367 357 369 286 409 170 -58 -50
Sheriff: ordinary cause 738 791 630 491 496 447 400 412 658 60 -11
Sheriff: commercial 38 54 163 37 34 51 46 15 25 67 -34
Sheriff: summary cause[4] 434 561 453 488 382 441 271 222 292 32 -33
Sheriff: small claim 3,080 2,918 2,586 2,364 2,009 1,887 1,348 1,238 1,122 -9 -64
Sheriff: simple procedure[5] z z z z z z z z 543 z z
Total initiated 4,627 4,853 4,132 3,747 3,278 3,195 2,351 2,296 2,810 22 -39
Disposed Court of Session[2] 206 212 315 313 298 359 355 249 212 -15 3
Sheriff: ordinary cause 1,415 666 595 675 623 435 304 263 390 48 -72
Sheriff: commercial 29 26 18 30 8 16 24 140 19 -86 -34
Sheriff: summary cause[4] 410 450 457 452 383 340 287 205 267 30 -35
Sheriff: small claim 2,409 2,710 2,397 2,149 1,982 1,758 1,380 1,266 1,239 -2 -49
Sheriff: simple procedure[5] z z z z z z z z 49 z z
Total disposed 4,469 4,064 3,782 3,619 3,294 2,908 2,350 2,123 2,176 2 -51

1. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.
2. Includes ordinary and commercial cases.
3. During processing of 2016-17 data we discovered that commercial damage cases were omitted on the Court of Session for the years 2009-10 to 2011-12.
This affects both initiations and disposals. These have now been corrected.
4. First phase of simple procedure replaces the more straightforward cases of summary cause from 28 November 2016.
5. The first phase of simple procedure replaces the small claims and the more straightforward cases under summary procedure.
It commenced on 28 November 2016 and therefore does not cover a full year.


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