Summary 2007 to 2017

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cases Filed
Complete applications for leave to appeal 602 528 542 488 554 551 490 561 542 577 497
Notices of appeal as of right 16 18 14 24 12 15 18 16 21 15 17
Applications for Leave
Submitted to the Court 629 509 518 465 541 557 529 502 483 598 492
Granted (pending) 69 51 59 55 69 69 53 50 43 50(1) 48(41)
Percentage granted 11 10 11 12 13 12 10 10 9 8 10*
Appeals Heard
Total number 53 82 72 65 70 78 75 80 63 63 66
As of right 10 16 12 15 19 15 12 22 15 15 17
By leave 43 66 60 50 51 63 63 58 48 48 49
Hearing days 46 60 55 51 60 65 65 63 50 53 60
Appeal Judgments
Total number 58 74 70 69 71 83 78 77 74 57 67
Delivered from the bench 2 5 2 4 8 8 9 22 16 13 19
Delivered after being reserved 56 69 68 65 63 75 69 55 58 44 48
Unanimous 36 56 44 52 53 60 53 61 52 35 36
Split 22 18 26 17 18 23 25 16 22 22 31
Percentage of unanimous judgments 62 76 63 75 75 72 68 79 70 61 54
Appeals standing for judgment at the end of each year 30 38 40 36 35 30 27 29 18 24 25
Average Time Lapses (in months)
Between filing of application for leave and decision on application for leave 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.4 4.1 4.4 3.3 3.2 4.1 4.0 3.8
Between date leave granted (or date notice of appeal as of right filed) and hearing 9.0 8.9 7.6 7.7 8.7 9.0 8.2 8.2 7.3 7.5 7.4
Between hearing and judgment 6.6 4.8 7.4 7.7 6.2 6.3 6.2 4.1 5.8 4.8 4.6

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

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


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