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Nearly 90% of reserved District Court decisions within 3 months

13 November 2018

A high 89.4% of reserved District Court decisions were delivered within three months of the end of the hearing in the year to 30 June 2018, the District Court Annual Report states.

This was up on the previous year when 87.8% of reserved decisions were delivered within three months.

Most of the reserved decisions are delivered within the first month after the hearing, with 62.9% of the decisions in the 2017/18 year.

Reserved decisions in civil hearings (64.8%) were most likely to be delivered within one month, followed by Family Court (64.6%) and criminal hearings (57.2%).

Time taken to deliver reserved decisions in District Court, year to 30 June
Proceedings20182018 %20172017 %
Criminal
0 to 1 month14757.2%10553.3%
1 to 3 month8733.8%6432.5%
3 to 6 months207.8%2512.7%
6 to 9 months31.2%31.5%
Total257 197 
Family Court
0 to 1 month36964.6%35562.4%
1 to 3 month14124.7%14926.2%
3 to 6 months539.3%539.3%
6 to 9 months50.9%81.4%
9 to 12 months20.3%20.4%
12 months +10.2%20.4%
Total571 569 
Civil
0 to 1 month14964.8%14162.4%
1 to 3 month5222.6%5725.2%
3 to 6 months2310.0%2410.6%
6 to 9 months62.6%41.8%
Total230 226 
All decisions
0 to 1 month66562.9%60160.6%
1 to 3 month28026.5%27027.2%
3 to 6 months969.0%10210.3%
6 to 9 months141.3%151.5%
9 to 12 months20.2%20.2%
12 months +10.1%20.2%
Total1058 992

Last updated on the 16th September 2019