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					 EDINBURGH SHERIFF
      COURT

PERFORMANCE REPORTS




      MAY 2007
                EDINBURGH SHERIFF COURT
     CRIMINAL DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE REPORT
                               May 2007
SUMMARY

Complaints Registered                       1311

Trials called in court
following NG plea                           502

Trials proceeded with, Evidence Led         41

Adjourned lack of court time                19%

Disposed of without need to go to
Trial (Intermediate Diet)                   204


Percentage of cases disposed of
within 20 week target set
by Scottish Ministers                       84%

% disposed of within 12 wks                 60%
% disposed of within 16 wks                 75%
% disposed of within 20 wks                 84%
% disposed of within 24 wks                 90%

% cases pleading G in 1st appearance        29%
% cases pleading NG in 1st appearance       48%
% of trial cases disposed of at Int. Diet   28%
% of cases in which evidence led            17%
% of cases disposed of at 1st trial diet    80%

Mean length of summary trial (hours)        2.4

Number of cases disposed of in
Preceding 12 months                         7,775
                 EDINBURGH SHERIFF COURT
     CRIMINAL DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE REPORT
                              May 2007



CRIMINAL – SOLEMN (Jury Cases)

Indictment Cases Registered              62

Trials Called following NG plea          31

Trials proceeded with, Evidence Led      4

Mean length of solemn trial (Hours)      4.4
                     EDINBURGH SHERIFF COURT
         CIVIL DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE REPORT
                                      May 2007
Ordinary Cases

Registered                                          669

Proof / Hearings Called                             37

Proofs that proceeded                               14

Waiting periods from
Options Hearing to proof diet                       8

Mean length of Ordinary Proof                       3.2

Summary Cases (incl small claims)

Registered                                          573

Proofs / Hearings called                            28

Proofs / Hearings proceeded                         5


Mediation files closed

Mediation files closed in May

- successful*                     4
- unsuccessful                    2


      “Successful” means the Parties settled the dispute and did not return to Court


Commissary

Inventories Recorded                                336

				
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