Statistical Summary 2008 to 2018

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Cases Filed
Complete applications for leave to appeal 528 542 488 554 551 490 561 542 577 526 525
Notices of appeal as of right 18 14 24 12 15 18 16 21 15 17 26
Applications for Leave
Submitted to the Court 509 518 465 541 557 529 502 483 598 492 484
Granted (pending) 51 59 55 69 69 53 50 43 50 50 39(24)
Percentage granted 10 11 12 13 12 10 10 9 8 10 8*
Appeals Heard
Total number 82 72 65 70 78 75 80 63 63 66 66
As of right 16 12 15 19 15 12 22 15 15 17 21
By leave 66 60 50 51 63 63 58 48 48 49 45
Hearing days 60 55 51 60 65 65 63 50 53 60 59
Appeal Judgments
Total number 74 70 69 71 83 78 77 74 57 67 64
Delivered from the bench 5 2 4 8 8 9 22 16 13 19 20
Delivered after being reserved 69 68 65 63 75 69 55 58 44 48 44
Unanimous 56 44 52 53 60 53 61 52 35 36 31
Split 18 26 17 18 23 25 16 22 22 31 33
Percentage of unanimous judgments 76 63 75 75 72 68 79 70 61 54 48
Appeals standing for judgment at the end of each year 38 40 36 35 30 27 29 18 24 25 25
Average Time Lapses (in months)
Between filing of application for leave and decision on application for leave 3.2 3.2 3.4 4.1 4.4 3.3 3.2 4.1 4.0 3.8 5.5
Between date leave granted (or date notice of appeal as of right filed) and hearing 8.9 7.6 7.7 8.7 9.0 8.2 8.2 7.3 7.5 7.4 6.7
Between hearing and judgment 4.8 7.4 7.7 6.2 6.3 6.2 4.1 5.8 4.8 4.6 4.8

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

*  As of February 28, 2019.