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Latest Family Court statistics show a decrease in number of cases started in Family Courts by 1%

Figures from October to December 2019 released.

  • The latest Family Court statistics bulletin, covering October to December 2019, reports a 1% decrease in the number of cases started in Family Courts (based on the same period in 2018), largely due to an 11% decrease in adoption case starts and a 5% decrease in matrimonial case starts.

    However, the overall annual figures for new cases started in 2019 was up 1% from 2018.

    The bulletin also shows:

    • 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, while Decree Absolutes increases
    • Increase in domestic violence remedy applications and orders made
    • Adoption applications decrease while the number of orders increases 
    • Increase in deprivation of liberty applications and orders made
    • Decrease in number of grants of representation issued
    The full bulletin can be accessed on the Gov.UK website

News, published: 26/03/2020


Published: 26/03/2020

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