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Newly released statistics show no let-up in demand on the family justice system as judges, court staff and practitioners deal with increases across the board.

Figures published by the Ministry of Justice yesterday show that, between April and June, 66,357 new cases began in the family courts, up 14% on the relevant quarter last year. This was due to increases in most case types: Children Act private law (11%), divorce (7%), financial remedy (72%), adoption (27%), deprivation of liberty (51%), and lasting power of attorney registations (61%). There were also increases within the Probate Service.

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