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Posted 8 December 2016
by Tracy Lambert

Private Law – Child Arrangements

Areas with highest unpaid child maintenance revealed

  • “Gingerbread” has called on MPs to demand improvements to the child maintenance system following unpaid child maintenance figures being released.
  • Unpaid child maintenance is close to £4bn nationwide and Gingerbread has revealed those areas where most maintenance remains outstanding.

New private law applications increase

  • Cafcass figures for September 2016 show that the amount of new private law cases received by them was up 19% on the previous year. This follows August’s year-on-year increase of 23%.
  • Cafcass received a total of 3,588 new private law cases in September 2016.


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About the author

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

Partner based in Exeter's family team