Statistical Summary 2014 to 2023

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cases Filed
Complete applications for leave to appeal 561 542 577 526 531 534 481 492 486 523
Notices of appeal as of right 16 21 15 17 26 25 25 21 23 10
Applications for Leave
Submitted to the Court 502 483 598 492 484 552 483 430 451 563
Granted (pending) 50 43 50 50 42 36 34 34 31 34(4)
Percentage granted 10 9 8 10 9 7 7 8 7 6*
Appeals Heard
Total number 80 63 63 66 66 69 41 58 52 49
As of right 22 15 15 17 21 24 19 26 19 15
By leave 58 48 48 49 45 45 22 32 33 34
Hearing days 63 50 53 60 59 58 35 58 48 46
Appeal Judgments
Total number 77 74 57 67 64 72 45 59 53 36
Delivered from the bench 22 16 13 19 20 25 17 22 17 10
Delivered after being reserved 55 58 44 48 44 47 28 37 36 26
Unanimous 61 52 35 36 31 30 22 27 29 21
Split 16 22 22 31 33 42 23 32 24 15
Percentage of unanimous judgments 79 70 61 54 48 42 49 46 55 58
Appeals standing for judgment at the end of each year 29 18 24 25 25 26 20 21 16 30
Average Time Lapses (in months)
Between filing of application for leave and decision on application for leave 3.2 4.1 4.0 3.8 5.5 4.2 3.4 2.8 3.5 4.6
Between date leave granted (or date notice of appeal as of right filed) and hearing 8.2 7.3 7.5 7.4 6.7 6.3 8.6 8.2 8.6 9.9
Between hearing and judgment 4.1 5.8 4.8 4.6 4.8 5.3 5.4 4.2 4.6 5.5

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

* As of March 25, 2024. This percentage may change as the cases are decided.