Statistical Summary 2010 to 2020

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cases Filed
Complete applications for leave to appeal 488 554 551 490 561 542 577 526 531 525 471
Notices of appeal as of right 24 12 15 18 16 21 15 17 26 25 25
Applications for Leave
Submitted to the Court 465 541 557 529 502 483 598 492 484 552 483
Granted (pending) 55 69 69 53 50 43 50 50 42 36(1) 35(2)*
Percentage granted 12 13 12 10 10 9 8 10 9 7 7
Appeals Heard
Total number 65 70 78 75 80 63 63 66 66 69 41
As of right 15 19 15 12 22 15 15 17 21 24 19
By leave 50 51 63 63 58 48 48 49 45 45 22
Hearing days 51 60 65 65 63 50 53 60 59 58 35
Appeal Judgments
Total number 69 71 83 78 77 74 57 67 64 72 45
Delivered from the bench 4 8 8 9 22 16 13 19 20 25 17
Delivered after being reserved 65 63 75 69 55 58 44 48 44 47 28
Unanimous 52 53 60 53 61 52 35 36 31 30 22
Split 17 18 23 25 16 22 22 31 33 42 23
Percentage of unanimous judgments 75 75 72 68 79 70 61 54 48 42 49
Appeals standing for judgment at the end of each year 36 35 30 27 29 18 24 25 25 26 20
Average Time Lapses (in months)
Between filing of application for leave and decision on application for leave 3.4 4.1 4.4 3.3 3.2 4.1 4.0 3.8 5.5 4.2 3.4
Between date leave granted (or date notice of appeal as of right filed) and hearing 7.7 8.7 9.0 8.2 8.2 7.3 7.5 7.4 6.7 6.3 8.6
Between hearing and judgment 7.7 6.2 6.3 6.2 4.1 5.8 4.8 4.6 4.8 5.3 5.4

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

*  As of March 31, 2021.