Publication - Statistics

Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2018-2019

Published: 7 Apr 2020
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781839606731

The 2018-2019 civil justice statistics in Scotland release includes main statistics tables, figures and supplementary statistics tables.

Table 6: Family procedure cases initiated and disposed1 of in the Court of Session2, by case type 2018-19

      Disposed
Absolvitor Dismissed For pursuer Expenses only Other
Case type Initiated Disposed Defended Undefended Defended Undefended Defended Undefended
Aliment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Divorce / dissolution 84 72 0 3 0 14 15 0 0 40
Ordinary divorce 50 37 0 3 0 14 15 0 0 5
Simplified divorce 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
Ordinary dissolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Simplified dissolution 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Exclusion order3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interdict 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Nullity of marriage / civil partnership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Parental responsibilities & rights 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Contact 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Residence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 6 7 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0
Total 97 83 2 4 1 15 19 0 0 42

1. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.

2. First instance business only – excludes appeals and reclaiming motions.

3. Exclusion orders which suspend the right of a spouse, civil partner or cohabitant to occupy the family home.


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