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 26: Civil law appeals initiated and disposed of1 in the Sheriff Appeal Court2, 2015-16 to 2018-19

Initiated Disposed
Cases 2015-163 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2015-163 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Appeals from small claim 2 30 9 2   18 18 0
Miscellaneous 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Payment 2 28 9 2 0 18 16 0
Appeals from summary cause 2 45 43 12 26 38 15
Heritable 2 29 27 11 0 21 25 5
Payment 0 13 7 0 0 5 7 3
Personal injury 0 3 6 1 0 0 5 4
Miscellaneous 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 3
Appeals from simple procedure 0 0 41 51 0 12 36
Debt 0 0 40 42 0 0 12 32
Delivery 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1
Damages 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2
Implement 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Appeals from ordinary cause4 44 175 140 122   100 118 107
Debt 23 40 35 21 2 38 29 16
Family 8 45 44 44 0 27 35 28
Personal injury 3 14 4 6 1 5 11 10
Commercial 2 7 13 13 0 4 8 12
Heritable 1 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
Other 7 61 44 38 0 24 35 41
Other appeals5 0 36 53 79 0 25 49 45
  Total 48 286 286 266 3 169 235 203

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

2. The Sheriff Appeal Court (Civil) was established on 1st January 2016.

3. Figures for 2015-16 are part of a financial year, January 2016 to March 2016.

4. Includes summary applications. 

5. Other appeals include adults with incapacity, liquidation, sequestration, proceeds of crime and miscellaneous cases.


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