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17% increase in private law cases received by Cafcass in May compared with 2016

3,707 new cases received

In May 2017, Cafcass received a total of 3,707 new private law cases. This is a 17% increase on May 2016 levels. In April there had been a 7% decrease on April 2016 levels (but note that there were fewer working days available in April 2017 compared with April 2016 due to bank holidays).

For the monthly figures for the last four years, click here.