State Claims Agency

State Claims Agency

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is designated as the State Claims Agency when performing the claims management, risk management and legal cost management functions delegated to it under the National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Act 2000 and the National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Act 2014.

The State Claims Agency’s principal objectives are:

• While acting in the best interest of the State in matters of personal injury and property damage litigation, to act fairly and ethically in dealing with people who have suffered injuries and/or damage, and their families, and who take legal actions against the State.

• Advise and assist State authorities on the management of litigation risks to a best practice standard, in order to enhance the safety of employees, service users/patients and other third-parties and minimise the incidence of claims and the liabilities of the State.

• Manage third party claims for costs arising from all categories of claims taken against the State so that such claims for costs are contained at the lowest achievable level.

For further information on the State Claims Agency please visit www.stateclaims.ie.