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Gradual increase in Court of Appeal workload

14 May 2019

Statistics released by the Courts of New Zealand website show there has been a gradual increase over the last three years in the number of appeals filed in the Court of Appeal.

In the 2018 calendar year, 697 appeals were filed, up 6.1% from 657 appeals filed in 2017 and up 17.3% from 2016.

New civil appeal filings in 2018 were up 2% on 2017, while new criminal appeal filings were up 8% on 2017.

The information shows there were a total of 620 cases disposed in 2018, which was down 7.6% on 2017. Criminal cases disposed were down 7% and civil cases disposed were down 10.6%.

New civil application filings in 2018 were up 22% to 193, while new criminal applications filings were up 41% to 113.

Court of Appeal appeals filed, calendar year
YearCriminalCivilTotal
2018458239697
2017423234657
2016375214589
2015425248673
2014429257686
Court of Appeal cases disposed of, calendar year
YearCriminalCivilTotal
2018402218620
2017430241671
2016419248667
2015414267681
2014446320766

Last updated on the 14th May 2019