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Latest Family Court Statistics show a decrease in number of cases started in the Family Courts by 5%

Figures for April to June released.

  • The latest Family Court Statistics Bulletin, covering April to June 2019, reports a 5% decrease in the number of cases started in the Family Courts (based on the same period in 2018). This decrease is largely due to a 13% fall in matrimonial cases.

    The Bulletin shows:

    • Decrease in the number of cases started in the Family Courts
    • On average, care proceedings took longer with fewer disposals within 26 weeks
    • Increase in average time of divorce proceedings
    • Decrease in the number of divorce petitions
    • Increase in Children Act - Private law applications and number of cases started
    • Increase in the number of domestic violence remedy applications and orders made
    •  Adoption applications and orders down following two quarters of increases
    • Increase in applications and orders made in relation to deprivation of liberty
    The full bulletin can be accessed on the Gov.UK website. 

News, published: 30/09/2019

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Published: 30/09/2019

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