Summary 2006 to 2016

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cases Filed
Complete applications for leave to appeal 506 602 528 542 488 557 548 491 558 539 562
Notices of appeal as of right 7 16 18 14 24 12 15 18 16 21 15
Applications for Leave
Submitted to the Court 477 629 509 518 465 541 557 529 502 483 598
Granted (pending) 55 69 51 59 55 69 69 53 50 43 48(84)
Percentage granted 12 11 10 11 12 13 12 10 10 9 8*
Appeals Heard
Total number 80 53 82 72 65 70 78 75 80 63 63
As of right 13 10 16 12 15 19 15 12 22 15 15
By leave 67 43 66 60 50 51 63 63 58 48 48
Hearing days 56 46 60 55 51 60 65 65 63 50 53
Appeal Judgments
Total number 79 58 74 70 69 71 83 78 77 74 57
Delivered from the bench 4 2 5 2 4 8 8 9 22 16 13
Delivered after being reserved 75 56 69 68 65 63 75 69 55 58 44
Unanimous 63 36 56 44 52 53 60 53 61 52 35
Split 16 22 18 26 17 18 23 25 16 22 22
Percentage of unanimous judgments 80 62 76 63 75 75 72 68 79 70 61
Appeals standing for judgment at the end of each year 35 30 38 40 36 35 30 27 29 18 24
Average Time Lapses (in months)
Between filing of application for leave and decision on application for leave 3.4 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.4 4.1 4.4 3.3 3.2 4.1 4.0
Between date leave granted (or date notice of appeal as of right filed) and hearing 7.7 9.0 8.9 7.6 7.7 8.7 9.0 8.2 8.2 7.3 7.5
Between hearing and judgment 5.9 6.6 4.8 7.4 7.7 6.2 6.3 6.2 4.1 5.8 4.8

All applications for leave, appeals and judgments are counted by individual file number.

* This percentage may change once all pending leave applications are decided.