2014 Legal Aid Department Annual Report
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Appendix 1 | Appendix 2 | Appendix 3 | Appendix 4 | Appendix 5
 
Appendix 1: Revenue and Expenditure
 
Revenue
  2013-14
($M)
2014-15
($M)
1 Criminal cases 2.1 1.9
2 Civil cases
- In-house
- Assigned-out

12.3
243.4

10.9
280.1
3 Official Solicitor 3.5 2.2
4
Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme
  Legal costs
  Administration fee
 
1.2
3.2
 
0.4
3.2
  Total 265.7 298.7
   
Expenditure by Items
  2013-14
($M)
2014-15
($M)
1 Personal Emoluments 250.5 259.5
2 Personnel Related Expenses 4.9 6.6
3 Departmental Expenses 15.3 16.0
4
Legal Aid Costs (for both in-house
and assigned-out cases)
  Civil
  Criminal
 
463.5
107.3
 
445.9
121.1
  Total 841.5 849.1
 
Expenditure by Programmes
  2013-14
($M)
2014-15
($M)
1 Processing of Legal Aid Applications 96.7 99.6
2 Litigation Services 695.8
695.4
3 Support Services 34.1 37.5
4 Official Solicitor’s Office 14.9 16.6
  Total 841.5 849.1
 
Analysis of Expenditure for Civil Cases by Types of Cases
Types of Cases
2013-14 2014-15
Matrimonial Cases
19.1% 16.5%
Misc. Personal Injuries
29.3% 33.9%
Employees’ Compensations
10.9% 11.5%
Running Downs
10.0% 9.4%
Immigration Matters
1.2% 1.4%
Land & Tenancy Disputes
5.1% 3.8%
Wages Claims
0.2% 0.2%
Miscellaneous
24.2% 23.3%
Total
100% 100%
 
Analysis of Expenditure for Criminal Cases by Types of Cases
Types of Cases
2013-14 2014-15
Hearings in District Court
57.6% 47.4%
Hearings in Court of First Instance
32.3% 42.4%
Appeals from Magistrates' Court
2.3% 2.4%
Appeals from District Court
2.6% 3.0%
Appeals from Court of First Instance
2.6% 2.5%
Appeals in Court of Final Appeal
2.6% 2.3%
Total
100% 100%

 

Supplementary Legal Aid Fund -
Income and Expenditure Account
Note 1 Note 2 Note 3
  For the year ended
30 September 2013
($)
For the year ended
30 September 2014
($)
Income
Application fees
Percentage contributions
Interest income
Recovery of legal aid costs of a case
  finalised in previous years
 
 
62,000
3,302,468
1,810,337
10,000
 
5,184,805
 
106,000
3,043,510
2,845,618
-
 
5,995,128
Less : Expenditure
Administration fee
Bank charges
Phone Payment Service charges
Expense for interpretation service
 
Legal costs and expenses for finalised cases
 
  Unsuccessful applications
 
  Unsuccessful litigation
    - costs to opposite parties
    - other disbursements
 
  Successful litigation
    - costs to opposite parties
    - other disbursements
 
Payment to an aided person of
over-recovered legal aid costs of a case
finalised in previous years
 
 
 
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year
 
3,164,642
75
56
-
 
 
 
136,997
 
 
910,056
1,281,162
2,191,218
 
195,985
1,030
197,015
8,970
 
 
 
5,698,973
 
(514,168)
 
3,187,703
145
78
1,713
 
 
 
165,687
 
 
1,434,652
106,184
1,540,836
 
345,428
349,922
695,350
-
 
 
 
5,591,512
 
403,616

Notes :

1.   The financial year of the Supplementary Legal Aid Fund runs from 1 October of one year to 30 September of the following year. As at 30 September 2014, the net assets of the Supplementary Legal Aid Fund were increased by $403,616 to $186,803,213.
     
2.   Auditors’ Report for the statement of account for the year ended 30 September 2014 has been issued by the Audit Commission.
     
3.   During the year ended 30 September 2013, a capital injection of $100 million by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to the Fund was made. As advised by Audit Commission, this capital injection was directly credited to the accumulated fund of the Supplementary Legal Aid Fund.
 
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