As regards lawsuits, outside the USA, people tend to be much less keen to make lawyers richer, and much keener to find the truth without them.
civil litigation is practically a national sport in Britain
Nonsense. Population of England and Wales 56M, number of civil cases that make it to court, around 47,000. So that's less than one per thousand of population. National sport?
(Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own legal systems, for anyone wondering.)
Careful Dogwatch, civil litigation is much more than making it to court.
What are the numbers for pleadings filed??
It is generally accepted that in common law jurisdictions in Canada, 5% of filed matters make it to court.
Please note that I am not in agreement with the national sport statement.