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Sharp year-on-year increase in private law cases received by Cafcass

3,557 cases received in April 2016

In April 2016, Cafcass received a total of 3,557 new private law cases.  This is a 24% increase on April 2015 levels and the highest monthly figure for two years.

Between April 2015 and March 2016 Cafcass received a total of 37,568 new private law cases. This figure shows an increase of 9% from the 34,119 cases received in the previous financial year.

The month-by-month figures are here.