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Latest Family Court Statistics show an increase in number of cases by 5% on last year

Figures for January to March released.

  • The latest Family Court Statistics Bulletin, covering January to March 2019, reports an increase in number of cases started in Family Courts, up 5% on the same period last year, due to a rise in matrimonial cases, domestic violence cases and private cases. 

    The Bulletin shows:

    • Increase in number of cases started in Family courts - up 5% on January to March 2018.
    • On average, care proceedings took longer with fewer disposals within 26 weeks.
    • Increase in divorce proceedings timeliness
    •  Increase in private law applications and number of cases started
    • Increase in the number of domestic violence remedy applications and orders made
    • Increase in forced marriage protection orders (FMPOs) made

    The full bulletin can be accessed on the Gov.uk website

News, published: 03/07/2019

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Published: 03/07/2019

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