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The civil workload in the District Court was impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

During lockdown periods the court was unable to proceed with all hearings including, in particular, defended proceedings involving witnesses. There has also been some delay and decrease evident with filing of new proceedings. 

National Statistics

Graph showing defended civil cases by year, newly defendaed cases, disposals and active cases.

 

  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
New Trial Cases
666 639 895 687 514
Disposals 788 671 712 687 587
Active Cases
523 520 695 693 623

Comparing the current Fiscal year to the previous Fiscal year has seen:

    New business decrease by 173 cases (-25%)

    Disposals decrease by 100 cases (-15%)

    Active cases decrease by 70 cases (-10%)