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Fall in applications for leave to appeal to Supreme Court

08 May 2019

Statistics on the workload of the Supreme Court show that there has been a steady fall over the last four years in the number of applications for leave to appeal.

The number of applications for leave in the 2018 calendar year were 119, which was down on 135 in 2017 and 179 in 2015.

Supreme Court workload, calendar year
Measure20182017201620152014
Applications for leave to appeal119135157179166
Judgments granting leave182538N/AN/A
Judgments dismissing leave83120117N/AN/A
Substantive judgments1634212726

The latest statistics provide more detail than statistics for past years, and show that of applications for leave to appeal filed in 2018, 59 were civil applications and 60 were criminal applications.

During 2018, the Court delivered 101 leave judgments, with 12 civil and 6 criminal applications granted leave to appeal, and 46 and 37 criminal applications for leave declined. Leave judgments delivered in a calendar year to not equate to applications for leave filed in a calendar year.

Last updated on the 16th September 2019