Annual statistics

Statistics are provided for 30 June and 31 December year-ends.

The Supreme Court is New Zealand's final court of appeal. It deals with criminal and civil appeals from the lower courts. The Supreme Court must grant leave before an appeal can begin.

Workload statistics for 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2020 are as follows:

During 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2020, 118 applications for leave were filed in the Court. 60 were civil applications and 58 were criminal applications.

During 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2020, 114 leave judgments were delivered by the Court. 18 applications were granted leave (9 civil and 9 criminal) and 102 applications were declined leave (54 civil and 48 criminal).

During 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2020, 21 substantive judgments were delivered by the Court.

 

Workload statistics for 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020 are as follows:

During 1 July 2019 -  30 June 2020, 135 applications for leave to appeal were filed in the Court. 

During 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020, 117 judgments on applications for leave to appeal were delivered by the Court, dealing with 123 applications for leave to appeal. 

During 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020, 13 substantive judgments were delivered by the Court, dealing with 14 appeals.

 

Workload statistics for 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019 are as follows:

During 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019, 141 applications for leave were filed in the Court. 76 were civil applications and 65 were criminal applications.

During 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019, 132 leave judgments were delivered by the Court. 32 applications were granted leave (16 civil and 16 criminal) and 100 applications declined leave (52 civil and 48 criminal).

During 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019, 16 substantive judgments were delivered by the Court.

 

Workload statistics for 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019 are as follows:

During 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019, 125 applications for leave to appeal were filed in the Court.

During 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019, 105 judgments on applications for leave to appeal were delivered by the Court, dealing with 112 applications for leave to appeal.

During 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019, 16 substantive judgments were delivered by the Court, dealing with 16 appeals.

 

Workload statistics for 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018 are as follows:

During 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018, 119 applications for leave were filed in the Court. 59 were civil applications and 60 were criminal applications.

During 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018, 101 leave judgments were delivered by the Court. 18 applications were granted leave (12 civil and 6 criminal) and 83 applications declined leave (46 civil and 37 criminal).

During 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018, 16 substantive judgments were delivered by the Court.

 

Workload statistics for 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018 are as follows:

During 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018, 117 applications for leave to appeal were filed in the Court.

During 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018, 122 judgments on applications for leave to appeal were delivered by the Court, dealing with 122 applications for leave to appeal.

During 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018, 28 substantive judgments were delivered by the Court, dealing with 28 appeals.

All annual workload statistics covering data up to 31 December 2017 can be accessed here

 

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