Courts Service launches pilot Open Data Portal

02nd February 2024

The Courts Service has just launched a pilot of its Open Data Portal, making Courts data easily available and accessible.  The portal is now live at and aims to promote a greater awareness and a better understanding of Courts data.

The portal presents the data:

  • in a simple and understandable manner
  • uses graphical tools to look at trends and pattern within the data.
  • makes the data available to download for reuse purposes in line with Open Data Principles. 

Empowering Access to Data Insights:

  • Comprehensive Datasets: The Open Data Portal opens the doors to a comprehensive collection of datasets, allowing users to delve into statistics about court results and outcomes
  • User-Friendly Interface: The Open Data Portal features a user-centric design, making it easy for the public, legal professionals, and researchers to navigate and explore the Courts Service data. The portal emphasises simplicity and accessibility.
  • Promoting Transparency: By embracing the principles of open data, the portal aims to foster transparency within the courts system.


Angela Denning, Chief Executive Officer at the Courts Service says of the Portal: "I am delighted to launch the Open Data Portal for the Courts Service. The portal is a key step in providing better access to and a better understanding of Courts data. The portal takes the data from our Annual Reports and presents it in a simple, straight-forward manner. It includes data from all Courts, from the District Court right up to the Supreme Court, and is designed to show key statistics, highlight trends and patterns with data, and make the data available for reuse. The launch of this portal highlights our commitment to Open Data, to transparency and accessibility, and will facilitate a better use of Courts data."

The Courts Service encourages citizens, legal professionals, and researchers to explore the Open Data Portal and leverage the data for a better understanding of Courts. Currently it contains five years of statistics from our Annual Report. It will be added to in future years with more localised data.