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Timely delivery of judgments

Judges sometimes defer announcing their decisions at the end of a hearing because of the complexity of their work and matters they must consider. These decisions are “reserved” and delivered at a later time, usually in writing. The following charts show the number of reserved decisions and amount of time taken (in months) to deliver these.

Pie chart showing all reserved decisions.

 

12 Month Period Total
Decisions
0-1
month
1-3
months
3-6
months
6-9
months
9-12
months
12 months
and above
to end June 2018 1,058 665 280 96 14 2 1
to end June 2017 992 601 270 102 15 2 2

Pie chart showing all criminal reserved decisions.

12 Month Period Total
Decisions
0-1
month
1-3
months
3-6
months
6-9
months
to end June 2018  257  147  87  20  3
to end June 2017  197  105  64  25  3

Pie chart showing Family Court reserve decisions.

12 Month Period Total
Decisions
0-1
month
1-3
months
3-6
months
6-9
months
9-12
months
12 months
and above
to end June 2018 571 369 141 53 5 2 1
to end June 2017 569 355 149 53 8 2 2

Pie chart illustrating number of civil reserved decisions. 

12 Month Period Total
Decisions
0-1
month
1-3
months
3-6
months
6-9
months
to end June 2018  230  149  52  23  6
to end June 2017  226  141  57  24  4