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View the caseloads for each court in 2022:

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court received 12,668 new civil and criminal matters in 2022. 12,509 matters were disposed of in the same corresponding period. The clearance rate for all civil and criminal matters for 2022 was 95%.

The following table shows the number of cases filed, the number of cases disposed of, and the clearance rate, in 2022 for each type of civil proceedings and criminal proceedings (based on the information compiled as at 31 August 2023).

Proceedings

No. of cases filed

No. of cases disposed of

Clearance rate

Civil Originating
Processes

6,885

5,998

87%

Civil Interlocutory
Applications

4,588

4,785

104%

Appeals before
the General Division of the High Court

441

458

103%

Appeals before the Appellate Division of the High Court12111443%
Applications before the Appellate Division of the High Court
948995%

Appeals before the Court of Appeal

59

71

120%

Applications before the Court of Appeal

50

67

134%

Proceedings

No. of cases filed

No. of cases disposed of

Clearance rate

Criminal Cases

69

68

99%

Criminal Motions before the General Division of the High Court

116

121

104%

Magistrate's Appeals

226

203

90%

Criminal Revisions

11

13

118%

Criminal Appeals

31

41

132%

Criminal Motions before the Court of Appeal

35

39

111%

State Courts

There were 159,798 cases filed in State Courts in 2022 and 180,357 cases were disposed of. The clearance rate for 2022 was 113%.

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

No. of cases disposed of

Clearance rate

Criminal cases (1)

125,410

143,878

115%

Civil cases

22,187

24,506

110%

Community Justice and Tribunals cases

12,201

11,973

98%

Total

159,798

180,357

113%

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing.

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Criminal charges

27,843

Departmental or statutory board charge and Summonses

60,411

Traffic charges and Summonses

31,875

Coroner’s Court cases

5,281

Magistrate’s Complaints (2)

0

Total

125,410

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing.

Originating process

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Writs of Summons/Originating Claims (3)

11,638

Originating Summonses/Originating Applications (4)

448

Total

12,086

Interlocutory application

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Summonses (5)

6,014

Summonses for Directions (Order 25 or 37)

2,545

Summary Judgments (Order 14)

44

Total

8,603

Others

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Taxations

85

Assessments of damages

1,413

Total

1,498

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing.

Types of cases

No. of cases filed

Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals (CDRT) claims

189

Employment Claims Tribunals (ECT) claims

999

Magistrate's Complaints

1,348

Protection from Harassment Court (PHC) cases

552

Small Claims Tribunals (SCT) claims

9,113

Total

12,201

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing.

Court Dispute Resolution (6)

No. of cases filed

(Civil) Writs of Summons, Originating Summonses

3,508

(Community) Protection from Harassment Court (PHC) cases, Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals (CDRT) claim, Magistrate’s Complaints

462

Total

3,970

Note: The figures are accurate at the time of publishing.

Family Justice Courts

Total number of cases handled by the Family Justice Courts is 27,338 for 2022.

Caseload

No. of cases filed

No. of cases disposed ofClearance rate

Maintenance & Family Violence

4,959

4,95499%

Divorce, Originating Summons & Probate & Summons

21,402

20,94198%

Youth Court

977

989101%
Total27,33826,88498%

Footnotes

(1) Includes District arrest charges, Magistrates’ arrest charges and other types of charges.

(2) Non-relational Magistrate’s Complaints are counted as criminal cases. Relational Magistrate’s Complaints are counted as Community Justice and Tribunals cases.

(3) Writs of Summons are now called Originating Claims under the Rules of Court 2021 with effect from 1 April 2022.

(4) Originating Summonses are now called Originating Applications under the Rules of Court 2021 with effect from 1 April 2022.

(5) Excludes Summonses for Directions (Order 25 or 37).

(6) Refers to fresh cases handled by the Court Dispute Resolution cluster in the respective years. 


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