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freedom of information

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Since the full introduction of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in 2005, getting access to publicly recorded data has never been easier. With requests from the general public, potential litigators and the media, public authorities and their contractors are under pressure to respond. Our goal is to advise on these often commercially sensitive requests, ensuring your officers stay within the law, and to assist you in handling any investigations by the Information Commissioner's Office.

what we do...

  • Our clients - public authorities and contractors to public authorities.
  • Specialist legal advice - from disclosure of information of third-party personal data, appropriate fees limit and the public interest test, to recent decisions by the Information Commissioner’s Office, and on the application of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and restrictive exemptions.
  • Experts in our field - advising clients daily on their obligations under the Act and how to apply the 23 exemptions from disclosure of information.
  • Experienced team - having supported clients with requests from the Guardian, News of the World, and MPs acting on behalf of constituents.
  • Regular training courses - on the Act and recent decisions by the Information Commissioner’s Office that enforce it.

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