February 13, 2024

SCC’s Output Fell to 34 Judgments in 2023, Renewing Questions, Concerns Within the Bar

Interviewed by Law 360 Canada, Paul-Erik Veel discusses the lower output of judgments by the SCC in 2023 and attributes it, in part, to the fact that the Court granted leave to appeal in fewer cases in 2022. Paul-Erik also shared empirical insights from Lenczner Slaght’s Data-Driven Decisions’ SCC Leave Database, which highlights the increase in the percentage of successful leave to appeal applications from litigants represented by counsel in 2023 compared to the previous year.