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New private law cases received by Cafcass in December 2017 2% down on a year ago

2,790 new cases received

In December 2017, Cafcass received a total of 2,790 new private law cases. This is a 2% decrease compared with those received in December 2016. Each of the seven preceding months had shown a rise in new private law cases compared with the corresponding month a year ago.

For the month-by-month figures, click here.