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New private law cases received by Cafcass in October highest monthly figure for four years

3,916 new cases received

In October 2017, Cafcass received a total of 3,916 new private law cases. This is a 16 per cent increase compared with those received in October 2016 and is the highest monthly demand since October 2013.

For the month-by-month figures for the last five years, click here.