Does the BSB have a special exempt from the Regulatory Objectives?

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Although not legally required to do so, we would have expected General Council of the Bar to have responded by now (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Anthony John Monks

RO8 "promoting and maintaining adherence to the professional principles"

a professional principle being -

"authorised persons should act with independence and integrity"

A 23 Essex Street Chambers Senior Commercial Clerk stated via email on 29/07/20 and 31/07/20 - all papers relating to myself were forwarded to my solicitor on 30/07/19.

A 23 Essex Street Chambers fees clerk and the 23 Essex Street Chambers director both refuse to answer whether a document magicially printed on 01/10/20 by the 23 Essex Street Chambers fees clerk who didn't have the document, was also created on the 01/10/20.

How exactly is the 23 Essex Street Chambers director being honest in not answering (a question he has been asked multiple times) whether or not a "receipted invoice" was created on the day it was printed by magic; on 01/10/20?

The BSB is well aware of this ongoing farce and is doing absolutely nothing about it even though the BSB has to adhere to the regulatory objectives. The 23 Essex Street Chambers director is also bound by the regulatory objectives and is (all evidence to the contrary regulated by the BSB).

Head of Conduct Assessment at the BSB Alfonso Tucay in a letter dated 08/09/20 wrote -

"I understand you wish to know why we cannot advise on the matters you have raised regarding your dispute with various parties. Our policy does not allow us to advise on specific cases or incidents. We can advise on our processes or clarify provisions of our handbook. Having reviewed your emails, I cannot identify any queries with which we are able to assist".

I asked Mr Tucay in early October 2020 -

"You refer to your policy yet choose not to quote from your policy. Is there any evidence your policy exists"?

Is there a reason for this months long ignorance from the BSB's Mr Tucay?

Regards

Anthony John Monks

Anthony John Monks

https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/how...

"We are not a 'public authority' and so are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. However, in the interests of transparency, we aim to answer enquiries in the spirit of the Act".

Am I to take it there is quite literally no truth in the BSB's statement regarding "interests of transparency"? It's somewhat ironic that in refusing to respond, the BSB is once again ignoring primary legislation -

RO8 Promoting and maintaining adherence (by authorised persons) to the professional principles.

The “professional principles” are -
(a)that authorised persons should act with independence and integrity.

The BSB and honesty. It's good comedy if nothing else.

Regards

Anthony John Monks

privacy, General Council of the Bar

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Monks

 

Thank you for your email below. The General Council of the Bar is not
subject formally to the Freedom of Information Act as we are not a public
authority as outlined in Schedule 1 of the Act; however, we endeavour to
respond to such requests within the spirit of the Act, in the interests of
transparency.

 

You previously emailed us at the beginning of March and I apologise for
you not getting a reply to your email at that time.

 

Mr Tucay has informed you that we cannot provide advice on the matters you
have previously raised regarding your disputes with various parties. He
made reference to a BSB Policy not allowing us to do this. Mr Tucay will
be sending a copy of that policy to you today. That policy is the only
information that we would be able to disclose to you under the Freedom of
Information Act, even if we were subject to it.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Hilary Pook

Data Protection Officer

The Bar Council

289-293 High Holborn

London WC1V 7HZ

Direct Line: 020 7611 1398

Switchboard: 020 7242 0082

Web: [1]www.barcouncil.org.uk

Web: [2]www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

 

 

            

 

From: Anthony John Monks <[FOI #732645 email]>
Sent: 04 April 2021 12:04
To: privacy <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Does the BSB have a special
exempt from the Regulatory Objectives?

 

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"We are not a 'public authority' and so are not subject to the Freedom of
Information Act. However, in the interests of transparency, we aim to
answer enquiries in the spirit of the Act".

Am I to take it there is quite literally no truth in the BSB's statement
regarding "interests of transparency"? It's somewhat ironic that in
refusing to respond, the BSB is once again ignoring primary legislation -

RO8 Promoting and maintaining adherence (by authorised persons) to the
professional principles.

The “professional principles” are -

(a)that authorised persons should act with independence and integrity.

The BSB and honesty. It's good comedy if nothing else.

Regards

Anthony John Monks

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Anthony John Monks

From my 02/03/21 FOI request -

"Does the BSB have a special exempt from the Regulatory Objectives"?
You ignored this question.

RO8 "promoting and maintaining adherence to the professional principles"

a professional principle being -

"authorised persons should act with independence and integrity"

23 Essex Street Chambers Senior Commercial Clerk Colin Perrin stated via email on 29/07/20 and 31/07/20 - all papers relating to myself were forwarded to my solicitor on 30/07/19.

23 Essex Street Chambers fees clerk Georgia Chittenden and 23 Essex Street Chambers director Wayne King both refuse to answer whether a document magicially printed on 01/10/20 by Georgia Chittenden who didn't have the document, was also created on the 01/10/20.

How exactly is Wayne King being honest in not answering (a question he has been asked multiple times) whether or not a "receipted invoice" was created on the day it was printed by magic; on 01/10/20?

The BSB is well aware of this ongoing farce and is doing absolutely nothing about it even though the BSB has to adhere to the regulatory objectives. All three 23 Essex Street Chambers employees are bound by the regulatory objectives and are (all evidence to the contrary regulated by the BSB).

"That policy is the only information that we would be able to disclose to you under the Freedom of Information Act, even if we were subject to it".

Am I supposed to know why that is the case? Please can you explain why the regulator of 23es employees Wayne King, Georgia Chittenden and Colin Perrin cannot/will not comment on their obvious dishonesty?

Regards

Anthony John Monks

Anthony John Monks

Is my 07/04/21 message ever going to be responded to?
Afterall the BSB shouldn't be allowed to "regulate" if it cannot explain why it is ignoring 23es employees Wayne King, Georgia Chittenden and Colin Perrin's obvious dishonesty?

Regards

Anthony John Monks

Anthony John Monks

https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/how...

"However, in the interests of transparency, we aim to answer enquiries in the spirit of the Act".

Is this included on the BSB's website for a laugh?

"That policy is the only information that we would be able to disclose to you under the Freedom of Information Act, even if we were subject to it".

Once again; Am I supposed to know why that is the case? Please explain Ms Pook why the "regulator" of 23ES staff Wayne King, Georgia Chittenden and Colin Perrin cannot/will not comment on their dishonesty regardless of the fact the BSB isn't subject to the FOIA.

Regards

Anthony John Monks

privacy, General Council of the Bar

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Monks

 

The Freedom of Information Act covers recorded information held by public
authorities. The Bar Council, including the Bar Standards Board, is not a
public authority.

 

There is an exemption in the Act to disclosing information which is
personal data. (If it is personal data of the requester, they are entitled
to that information under the Data Protection Act and UK GDPR.) Mr Tucay
has already explained to you that we cannot comment on individual cases –
these include personal data of third parties which you are not entitled to
under the FOIA.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Hilary Pook

Data Protection Officer

The Bar Council

289-293 High Holborn

London WC1V 7HZ

Direct Line: 020 7611 1398

Switchboard: 020 7242 0082

Web: [1]www.barcouncil.org.uk

Web: [2]www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

 

 

            

 

From: Anthony John Monks <[FOI #732645 email]>
Sent: 18 May 2021 20:17
To: privacy <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Does the BSB have a special
exempt from the Regulatory Objectives?

 

***EXTERNAL*** This email originated from outside of the organisation. Do
not click links or open attachments unless you recognise the sender and
know the content is safe.

 

[3]https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/how...

"However, in the interests of transparency, we aim to answer enquiries in
the spirit of the Act".

Is this included on the BSB's website for a laugh?

"That policy is the only information that we would be able to disclose to
you under the Freedom of Information Act, even if we were subject to it".

Once again; Am I supposed to know why that is the case? Please explain Ms
Pook why the "regulator" of 23ES staff Wayne King, Georgia Chittenden and
Colin Perrin cannot/will not comment on their dishonesty regardless of the
fact the BSB isn't subject to the FOIA.

Regards

Anthony John Monks

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Anthony John Monks

"Mr Tucay has already explained to you that we cannot comment on individual cases – these include personal data of third parties which you are not entitled to under the FOIA".

So basicially Ms Pook you are protecting 23ES' dodgy employees?

It is a case of the BSB will not and not a case of the BSB "cannot not" comment on individual cases. Politicians try the same trick.

The document (Ref: ROD01) supplied by the Contact and Assessment Team on 06/04/21 could have been created an hour prior and backdated for all I know.

"Does the BSB have a special exempt from the Regulatory Objectives"?
How many times do you need asking this question before you bother answering it?

I do not require personal data of third parties (23ES' King, Perrin and Chittenden). I've informed you of their dishonesty and the BSB and General Council of the Bar are sadly not interested in their dishonesty, neither is the Legal Services Board. Rule of law eh!

Regards

Anthony John Monks

Anthony John Monks

"Does the BSB have a special exempt from the Regulatory Objectives"?

How many times do you need asking this question before you bother answering it?

Regards

Anthony John Monks

Anthony John Monks

"Does the BSB have a special exempt from the Regulatory Objectives"?

Regards

Anthony John Monks

Anthony John Monks

By refusing to answer this simplest of questions -
"Does the BSB have a special exempt from the Regulatory Objectives"?

Are you not confirming Ms Pook you are at best incompetent and quite possibly corrupt?

Anthony John Monks

privacy, General Council of the Bar

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Monks

 

We do not have a mechanism for internal reviews of Freedom of Information
requests, as we are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. For the
same reason there is no right to complaint to the Information
Commissioner.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Hilary Pook

Data Protection Officer

The Bar Council

289-293 High Holborn

London WC1V 7HZ

Direct Line: 020 7611 1398

Switchboard: 020 7242 0082

Web: [1]www.barcouncil.org.uk

Web: [2]www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

 

 

            

 

From: Anthony John Monks <[FOI #732645 email]>
Sent: 12 June 2021 01:07
To: privacy <[email address]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Does the BSB
have a special exempt from the Regulatory Objectives?

 

***EXTERNAL*** This email originated from outside of the organisation. Do
not click links or open attachments unless you recognise the sender and
know the content is safe.

 

By refusing to answer this simplest of questions -

"Does the BSB have a special exempt from the Regulatory Objectives"?

Are you not confirming Ms Pook you are at best incompetent and quite
possibly corrupt?

Anthony John Monks

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Anthony John Monks

By refusing to answer this simplest of questions -
"Does the BSB have a special exempt from the Regulatory Objectives"?

Are you not confirming Ms Pook you are at best incompetent and quite possibly corrupt?

AJ Monks