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 19: Damages cases initiated and disposed of[1] in the civil courts, by case type and final disposal, 2016-17

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Table 19: Damages cases initiated and disposed of[1] in the civil courts, by case type and final disposal, 2016-17

Court type Case type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Absolvitor For Pursuer Dismissed[2] Expenses Only2 Other
Defended Undefended
Court of Session Ordinary 119 134 102 10 4 9 0 9
Commercial 51 78 53 8 5 8 0 4
Court of Session total 170 212 155 18 9 17 0 13
Sheriff courts Small claim 1,122 1,239 377 63 238 535 10 16
Ordinary cause 658 390 166 78 40 95 5 6
Summary cause[3] 292 267 82 23 51 105 0 6
Commercial 25 19 13 1 3 1 0 1
Simple procedure[4] 543 49 9 0 0 27 0 13
Sheriff courts total 2,640 1,964 647 165 332 763 15 42
Civil courts total 2,810 2,176 802 183 341 780 15 55

1. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.
2. Data from the new case management system is not currently split between 'defended' and 'undefended', therefore these have been combined into a single category.
3. First phase of simple procedure replaces the more straightforward cases of summary cause from 28 November 2016.
4. 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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