Appendices  
 
Appendix 1 | Appendix 2 | Appendix 3 | Appendix 4 | Appendix 5
 
Appendix 1: Revenue and Expenditure
 
Revenue
  2014-15
($M)
2015-16
($M)
1 Criminal cases 1.9 2.9
2 Civil cases
- In-house
- Assigned-out

10.9
280.1

15.2
262.6
3 Official Solicitor 2.2 23.5
4
Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme
  Legal costs
  Administration fee
 
0.4
3.2
 
0.4
3.4
  Total 298.7 308.0
   
Expenditure by Items
  2014-15
($M)
2015-16
($M)
1 Personal Emoluments 259.5 268.1
2 Personnel Related Expenses 6.6 8.3
3 Departmental Expenses 16.0 15.5
4
Legal Aid Costs (for both in-house
and assigned-out cases)
  Civil
  Criminal
 
445.9
121.1
 
452.8
115.4
5 Plant, Equipment and Works - 0.4
  Total 849.1 860.5
 
Expenditure by Programmes
  2014-15
($M)
2015-16
($M)
1 Processing of Legal Aid Applications 99.6 102.5
2 Litigation Services 695.4 703.0
3 Support Services 37.4 40.4
4 Official Solicitor’s Office 16.7 14.6
  Total 849.1 860.5
 
Analysis of Expenditure for Civil Cases by Types of Cases
Types of Cases
2014-15 2015-16
Matrimonial Cases
16.5% 16.1%
Misc. Personal Injuries
33.9% 30.6%
Employees’ Compensations
11.5% 12.1%
Running Down
9.4% 8.1%
Immigration Matters
1.4% 2.6%
Land & Tenancy Disputes
3.8% 6.9%
Wages Claims
0.2% 0.2%
Miscellaneous
23.3% 23.4%
Total
100% 100%
 
Analysis of Expenditure for Criminal Cases by Types of Cases
Types of Cases
2014-15 2015-16
Hearings in District Court
47.4% 49.0%
Hearings in Court of First Instance
42.4% 42.7%
Appeals from Magistrates' Court
2.4% 1.7%
Appeals from District Court
3.0% 1.6%
Appeals from Court of First Instance
2.5% 3.1%
Appeals in Court of Final Appeal
2.3% 1.9%
Total
100% 100%

 

Supplementary Legal Aid Fund -
Income and Expenditure Account
Note 1 Note 2
  For the year ended
30 September 2014
($)
For the year ended
30 September 2015
($)
Income
Application fees
Percentage contributions
Interest income
Recovery of over-provision of
  administration fee in 2014
 
 
106,000
3,043,510
2,845,618
-
 
5,995,128
 
79,594
5,130,409
2,673,859
27,463
 
7,911,325
Less : Expenditure
Administration fee
Bank charges
Electronic Payment Service charges
Expense for interpretation service
 
Legal costs and expenses for finalised cases
 
  Successful litigation
    - costs to opposite parties
    - other disbursements
 
   
  Unsuccessful applications
 
  Unsuccessful litigation
    - costs to opposite parties
    - other disbursements
 
 
 
3,187,703
145
78
1,713
 
 
 
 
345,428
349,922
695,350
 
165,687
 
 
1,434,652
106,184
1,540,836
 
 
3,410,119
345
74
574
 
 
 
 
-
46,769
46,769
 
244,284
 
 
537,158
1,352,610
1,889,768
 
 
 
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year
5,591,512
 
403,616
5,591,933
 
2,319,392

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 2015, the net assets of the Supplementary Legal Aid Fund were increased by $2,319,392 to $189,122,605.
     
2.   Auditors’ Report for the statement of account for the year ended 30 September 2015 has not yet been issued.
 
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