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Civil Law Statistics in Scotland

Civil Law Statistics in Scotland 2012-13 presents statistics on civil law cases which have gone through the Scottish courts in the financial year 2012-13.

Starting from 2011-12, the Civil Law Statistics bulletin series replaced the Civil Judicial Statistics bulletin series. Statistics on divorce and dissolution were previously presented in the Divorces and Dissolutions in Scotland bulletin, from 2010-11 they have been incorporated within Civil Law Statistics in Scotland and are no longer published separately.

The Civil Judicial Statistics series of statistical bulletins was suspended after the 2002 publication due to data quality concerns. The Scottish Court Service, the main provider of the data, worked with the Scottish Government to address these issues, and those identified in the Review of Civil Judicial Statistics, leading to the publication of data for 2008-09 and 2009-10 in December 2010 and 2010-11 in October 2011. Data prior to 2008-09 are not sufficiently reliable for publication.

With effect from the end of 2012, the Scottish Government has taken over sole responsibility for the publication of statistics on divorces and dissolutions in Scotland. National Records of Scotland (NRS) no longer publishes any new data on divorces and dissolutions. Divorce and dissolution statistics for 2011-12 onwards are published in Civil Law Statistics in Scotland. Additional data is available from the Civil Law Statistics in Scotland datasets section.

The Scottish Government is continuing to review the scope, quality and presentation of statistics on the civil justice system and considering ways to meet the requirements of the Review of Civil Judicial Statistics.

Title: Civil Law Statistics in Scotland

Description: Statistics relating to the business of civil courts, and legal and public departments.

Frequency: Annual


Year Published Web Address
2012-13 March 2014 Civil Law Statistics in Scotland 2012-13
2011-12 December 2012 Civil Law Statistics in Scotland 2011-12
2010-11 October 2011 Civil Judicial Statistics 2010-11
2008-09 & 2009-10 December 2010 Civil Judicial Statistics 2008-09 and 2009-10
2002 February 2004 Civil Judicial Statistics 2002
2001 March 2003 Civil Judicial Statistics 2001
2000 April 2002 Civil Judicial Statistics 2000
1999 April 2001 Civil Judicial Statistics 1999