Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

I am writing to you to request the following information.

1) The total spend, broken down by financial or calendar year, on external legal advice since April 1, 2020. (I.e. 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23 to date)
1a) Please break this down by the list of associated cases or disputes, and their individual cost.

1b) If possible, please provide the final settlement or damages or other court mandated payment cost for any cases during which external legal advice was sought. If it is not possible to link each case to a settlement agreement, please provide the total cost of the settlements or payments.

Yours faithfully,

Conor Matchett

Delia Couper, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Conor Matchett Contact: Delia Couper
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PAR03C86F9
Date: 02/12/2022

Dear Mr. Matchett

Freedom of Information : PAR03C86F9

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 30/11/2022 about Total spend on external legal advice, and final
settlement or damages or other court mandated payment costs.   It will be
forwarded to the appropriate Council Service for action and you should
receive a response, or a request for clarification by 30/12/2022. If there
is a need to clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will
contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Delia Couper

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Ann Dickson, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Conor Matchett Contact: Ann Dickson
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PAR03C86F9
Date: 20/12/2022

Dear Mr. Matchett

Freedom of Information : PAR03C86F9

I am writing regarding your request for information which I received on
30/11/2022.   In that request you asked for Total spend on external legal
advice, and final settlement or damages or other court mandated payment
costs.

In order to identify whether or not the information requested is held, and
to locate it if it is, I require some further clarification of your
request. In particular, could you please confirm/explain Can you please
clarify if you are requesting cases settled in or out of court?.

If I do not hear from you within 20 days, I will assume that you  no
longer wish to pursue this request.

Yours sincerely,

Ann Dickson

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│ Council’s Legal & Governance Senior Manager seeking a review of your │
│ request. within 40 working days of receiving the response (the │
│ address is: Clackmannanshire Council, Kilncraigs, Alloa FK10 1EB. │
│ (Email address: [email address]). If you are not satisfied with │
│ the outcome of the review you have the right to appeal directly to │
│ The Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes │
│ Road, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS, or online │
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Ann Dickson, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Conor Matchett Contact: Ann Dickson
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PAR03C86F9
Date: 20/01/2023

Dear Mr. Matchett

Freedom of Information Enquiry: PAR03C86F9

I refer to my letter to you of 20/12/2022 in which I asked you for
clarification/further information to allow me to process your request for
information.  As I have not received a response, I have assumed that you
no longer require the information and have closed the enquiry.

This outcome does not prevent you from making a fresh application should
you wish to do so.  

Yours sincerely

Ann Dickson

┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│ If you are not satisfied with this response, you may contact the │
│ Council’s Legal & Governance Senior Manager seeking a review of your │
│ request. within 40 working days of receiving the response (the │
│ address is: Clackmannanshire Council, Kilncraigs, Alloa FK10 1EB. │
│ (Email address: [email address]). If you are not satisfied with │
│ the outcome of the review you have the right to appeal directly to │
│ The Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes │
│ Road, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS, or online │
www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal within 6 months. │
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