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 7: Family procedure cases initiated and disposed1 of in the sheriff courts, by case type 2018-19

Disposed
Absolvitor For pursuer Granted Dismissed3 Expenses only3 Other
Case type Initiated Disposed Defended Undefended
Aliment 38 27 1 8 3 0 15 0 0
Divorce / dissolution 9,507 7,652 0 234 2,554 4,547 288 0 29
    Ordinary divorce 3,902 2,901 0 233 2,551 2 86 0 29
    Simplified divorce 5,535 4,698 0 0 0 4,497 201 0 0
    Ordinary dissolution 11 6 0 1 3 1 1 0 0
    Simplified dissolution 59 47 0 0 0 47 0 0 0
Exclusion order2 15 9 0 3 3 0 3 0 0
Interdict 308 161 1 47 40 1 57 0 15
Nullity of marriage / civil partnership 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Parental responsibilities & rights 2,557 1,896 3 689 435 84 603 0 82
    Contact 1,221 922 2 398 61 6 421 0 34
    Residence 920 651 1 205 214 73 122 0 36
    Other 416 323 0 86 160 5 60 0 12
Other 467 255 17 58 87 3 78 0 12
Total 12,892 10,001 22 1,039 3,123 4,635 1,044 0 138

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. 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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