1. Sheriff summary, Sheriff and Jury, and High Courts.
4. Ordinary cause, summary cause and small claim
5. More detailed data on divorces and civil partnership dissolutions can be found in the Divorces and Dissolutions in Scotland publications. The most recent bulletin is Divorces and Dissolutions in Scotland, 2009-10.
6. Final disposal type of refused, dismissed or abandoned
7. Latest figures available from the Scottish Legal Aid Board Annual Review 2010-11
8. Civil Judicial Statistics Scotland, 2008-09 and 2009-10
9. For more information on court structure: http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/
10. For more information on the SCJS see http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/11/01090437/0. The 2010-11 results will be released in November 2011.
11. Respondents are asked to think about any problems or disputes they might have had concerning their home, family or living arrangements in the past 3 years. Respondents asked only to tell the interviewer about problems that would have caused difficulty or could not be easily solved. Respondents are then shown a screen with a list of problems. For more information see http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/933/0111165.pdf
12. If there was more than one problem then the question was asked only in relation to the problem they perceived as the most important.
13. Prior to this decision, individuals had been able to bring claims for compensation for pleural plaques since the 1980s.
14. A review is due in October 2011.
15. These do not include Summary Application cases because there are known issues with the accuracy of the summary application data. See paragraph 9.7 for further details.
16. Note that a case for a repossession being initiated does not necessarily mean that a repossession will occur, only that the case has been lodged.
17. Disposed cases can be recorded as defended or undefended, but there are some cases where this is not known.
18. Final disposal type of refused, dismissed or abandoned
19. For more information on ScotStat: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/scotstat
20. This is based on analysis of data collected between April 2008 and February 2010.