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Latest Family Court statistics show an increase in number of cases started in Family Courts by 1%

Figures from July to September released.

  • The latest Family Courts statistics bulletin, covering July to September 2019, reports a 1% increase in the number of cases started in the Family Courts (based on the same period in 2018), largely due to a 23% rise in domestic violence case starts. 


    The bulletin also shows:


    • On average, care proceedings took longer with fewer disposals within 26 weeks
    • Decrease in average time of divorce proceedings
    • Decrease in the number of divorce petitions, while number of decree absolutes increases
    • Increase in the number of domestic violence remedy applications and orders made
    •  Adoption applications decrease while the number of adoption orders increases
    • Increase in applications made in relation to deprivation of liberty, while orders decrease
    The full bulletin can be accessed on the Gov.UK website

News, published: 16/12/2019

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Published: 16/12/2019

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