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Private Law cases drive up family courts workload

Family Court Statistics Quarterly report published

  • The latest Family Court statistics, covering January to March 2017, have been published by the Ministry of Justice. The key private law statistics are that:

    • 65,714 new cases started in family courts in January to March 2017, up 4% on January to March 2016, driven by increases in financial remedy and Private law cases (up 13% and 11% respectively).
    • The number of Private law applications increased by 11% compared to the equivalent quarter in 2016, whilst the number of disposals increased 2% over the same period

    The full report can be downloaded from

News, published: 30/06/2017


Published: 30/06/2017


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