Statistical Summary 2012 to 2021

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cases Filed
Complete applications for leave to appeal 551 490 561 542 577 526 531 527 477 479
Notices of appeal as of right 15 18 16 21 15 17 26 25 25 21
Applications for Leave
Submitted to the Court 557 529 502 483 598 492 484 552 483 430
Granted (pending) 69 53 50 43 50 50 42 36 34 34(3)
Percentage granted 12 10 10 9 8 10 9 7 7 8*
Appeals Heard
Total number 78 75 80 63 63 66 66 69 41 58
As of right 15 12 22 15 15 17 21 24 19 26
By leave 63 63 58 48 48 49 45 45 22 32
Hearing days 65 65 63 50 53 60 59 58 35 58
Appeal Judgments
Total number 83 78 77 74 57 67 64 72 45 59
Delivered from the bench 8 9 22 16 13 19 20 25 17 22
Delivered after being reserved 75 69 55 58 44 48 44 47 28 37
Unanimous 60 53 61 52 35 36 31 30 22 27
Split 23 25 16 22 22 31 33 42 23 32
Percentage of unanimous judgments 72 68 79 70 61 54 48 42 49 46
Appeals standing for judgment at the end of each year 30 27 29 18 24 25 25 26 20 21
Average Time Lapses (in months)
Between filing of application for leave and decision on application for leave 4.4 3.3 3.2 4.1 4.0 3.8 5.5 4.2 3.4 2.8
Between date leave granted (or date notice of appeal as of right filed) and hearing 9.0 8.2 8.2 7.3 7.5 7.4 6.7 6.3 8.6 8.2
Between hearing and judgment 6.3 6.2 4.1 5.8 4.8 4.6 4.8 5.3 5.4 4.2

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

* As of July 20, 2022. This percentage may change as the cases are decided.