I write to ask for information under the freedom of information act.

1. For each of the last 10 financial years, and the current financial year to 18.10.18 please state:
- the number of legal disputes between your department and other central government departments and non-departmental government bodies.

For each, please provide
-A list of the court cases related to the dispute, with current status (resolved or ongoing)
-Total time period of the dispute from bringing of proceedings until conclusion.
-Total cost in legal fees and related administration costs to your department

2. For each of the last 10 financial years, and the current financial year to 18.10.18 please supply the number of legal disputes between yours department and a UK local council (including district, county, borough, unitary, parish).

For each, please provide
-A list of the court cases related to the dispute with current status (resolved or ongoing)
-Total time period of the dispute from bringing of proceedings until conclusion.
-Total cost in legal fees and related administration costs to your department.

3.For each of the last 10 financial years, and the current financial year to 18.10.18 please state the number of legal disputes between your department and a regional mayoral department.

For each, please provide
-A list of the court cases related to the dispute, with current status (resolved or ongoing)
-Total time period of the dispute from bringing of proceedings until conclusion.
-Total cost in legal fees and related administration costs to your department

Yours faithfully,

Louis Goddard

Wragg, Richard, The National Gallery

Our Ref. F474

Dear Mr Goddard,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 which was received on 19 October 2018. We will start
looking into this for you and will be in touch within the 20 working day
deadline which I calculate will expire on 16 November 2018.

If you have any questions about this request in the meantime, please don’t
hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Wragg

Richard Wragg
Archivist
+44 (0)20 7747 2576

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Wragg, Richard, The National Gallery

Ref: F474

Dear Mr Goddard,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. You asked:

1. For each of the last 10 financial years, and the current financial year
to 18.10.18 please state:
- the number of legal disputes between your department and other central
government departments and non-departmental government bodies.

For each, please provide
-A list of the court cases related to the dispute, with current status
(resolved or ongoing)
-Total time period of the dispute from bringing of proceedings until
conclusion.
-Total cost in legal fees and related administration costs to your
department

2. For each of the last 10 financial years, and the current financial year
to 18.10.18 please supply the number of legal disputes between yours
department and a UK local council (including district, county, borough,
unitary, parish).

For each, please provide
-A list of the court cases related to the dispute with current status
(resolved or ongoing)
-Total time period of the dispute from bringing of proceedings until
conclusion.
-Total cost in legal fees and related administration costs to your
department.

3.For each of the last 10 financial years, and the current financial year
to 18.10.18 please state the number of legal disputes between your
department and a regional mayoral department.

For each, please provide
-A list of the court cases related to the dispute, with current status
(resolved or ongoing)
-Total time period of the dispute from bringing of proceedings until
conclusion.
-Total cost in legal fees and related administration costs to your
department

Having made the appropriate searches, I can confirm that the response to
all three points is zero. Therefore, I have concluded that the Gallery
does not hold the requested information and has nothing to release.

If you are unhappy with the way the National Gallery has handled your
request you may ask for an internal review, by writing to: Susan Foister,
Deputy Director, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN.
We would ask that you submit your request for an internal review within
two months of the date of this response.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Wragg

Richard Wragg
Archivist
+44 (0)20 7747 2576

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