The latest data on the Family Court and Legal Aid are now in.

The key findings for the Family Court are:

  • Nearly half of new cases are divorce cases
  • The 28 week time period for dealing with care and supervision applications is now the average for such cases
  • There is an upward trend in applications for non molestation domestic violence remedy orders
  • The court is seeing applications for Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders
  • Adoption orders are decreasing
  • There is an upward trend in applications and orders made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • There has been a sharp rise in the number of deprivation of liberty cases

You can catch the full report here. 

The key findings for legal aid:

  • LASPO continues to affect how legal aid is accessed in civil matters – fluctuations in help workload and shifting patterns suggest parties are finding other ways to access justice or resolution, or simply going without help and guidance
  • Most parties engaging in mediation did so for children related matters (64%)
  • There has been an upward trend in applications for legal aid involving child abuse and domestic violence 

Read the full report here.