The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has published its 2023 mid-year business update alongside its 2022 Annual Report, which provides a review of activities across the range of its business functions, including the State Claims Agency.
Mid-Year Business Update Highlights
The State Claims Agency is the name given to the NTMA in managing personal injury and third-party property damage claims against the State and State authorities, as delegated to us by Government, and providing related risk management services. We also manage claims for legal costs against the State and State authorities, as delegated to us, however so incurred.
Key highlights relating to the State Claims Agency include:
- Managing a portfolio of over 11,200 active claims across our general and clinical claims portfolios. We resolved close to 3,100 claims in 2022.
- Resolved 58% of claims without court proceedings being served.
- We continued to pursue mediation as an alternative to the formal court process through 2022, particularly with regard to complex clinical claims. 34% of claims concluded by the clinical claims team in 2022, where damages were paid, involved a mediation process.
- Our Legal Costs Unit settled 1,225 claims for legal costs incurred by third parties, achieving a 41% reduction on the amounts initially claimed.
About the State Claims Agency
Find out more about the statutory mandate and role of the State Claims Agency.