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 29: Civil Legal Aid Grants1, 2, 2012-13 to 2018-19

Family subject matters 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Appeals - family - - - 32 39 34 38
Contact/parentage  3,590 3,345 3,043 2,669 2,804 2,599 2,767
Divorce/separation  2,295 2,240 1,929 1,814 1,817 1,688 1,627
Property/monetary  343 321 294 262 247 236 250
Protective order  530 407 328 284 301 315 290
Residence  1,412 1,360 1,190 1,120 1,192 1,179 1,350
Family/matrimonial - other 643 697 655 655 688 764 808
Total civil legal aid grants - family 8,813 8,370 7,439 6,836 7,088 6,815 7,130
Non-family subject matters              
Adults with incapacity 2,663 3,024 3,587 4,083 4,385 4,603 4,802
Appeals - other 126 131 107 106 100 59 53
Breach of contract 30 31 15 16 17 10 15
Debt 125 99 122 109 120 82 58
Discrimination - 3 1 1 7 3 0
Fatal accident inquiries 8 12 12 12 16 14 19
Housing/recovery of heritable property 758 807 787 692 840 791 729
Immigration and asylum 173 198 277 333 234 189 301
Judicial review 68 75 65 80 35 90 64
Medical negligence 58 94 86 61 76 74 54
Reparation 231 235 187 193 239 90 103
Other 374 330 292 295 268 273 233
Total civil legal aid grants - non-family 4,614 5,039 5,538 5,981 6,337 6,278 6,431
Total civil legal aid grants 13,427 13,409 12,977 12,817 13,425 13,093 13,561

1. Figures supplied by the Scottish Legal Aid Board.

2. Note that, granted cases may not always proceed.


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