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Private law cases received by Cafcass in January 2014 13% down

3,343 new private law cases received last month

In January 2014, Cafcass received a total of 3,343 new private law cases. This is a 13% decrease on January 2013 levels.

Between April and January 2014 Cafcass received a total of 39,455 new private law cases. This figure shows an increase of 5% from the 37,744 cases received in the same period last year. The rate of increase has slowed down in recent months. From October 2013 there has been a year on year decrease in the number of applications.

The monthly figures will be on the Cafcass website.