Statement of Contingent Liabilities and Assets

AS AT 30 JUNE 2016
2015 Actual $000 2016 Actual $000
1,799Legal proceedings939
250Personal grievances420
2,049Total quantifiable contingent liabilities1,359
800Insurance proceeds-
800Total quantifiable contingent assets-
Quantifiable contingent liabilities

Legal proceedings

The Department was defending 31 legal claims by prisoners as at 30 June 2016 (2015: 40). They cover a range of areas, including breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, seeking compensation or other redress for perceived/alleged instances of wrongful action or decision making by the Department and individuals.

Personal grievances

The Department was defending 11 employment related claims made by staff members as at 30 June 2016 (2015: seven).

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