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

Freedom Of Information, Valuation Office Agency

Dear Mr Goddard

VOA Reference 11794099.1/CEO

Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 (as set out below) which I confirm was received on 19 October 2018.

We aim to respond within 20 working days which should be no later than 16 November 2018

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Hi there,

Thanks for your request for clarification. In terms of the definition of legal dispute, for absolute clarity, it may be best to split this term into two parts.

1) Please provide information on all incidents that resulted in a case being heard in UK court.

2) Please provide information on all incidents that were subject to a legal dispute (such as the sending of letters before action) but were settled out of court, if this can be provided within the cost limit set out under the FOIA.

By court cases, this should cover all courts and tribunal cases, for which your department holds a central record.

In terms of information seeking in the list, I desire a list of the cases brought, and the details of these cases as listed in your database of such cases such as code of case.

Yours sincerely,

Louis Goddard

Freedom Of Information, Valuation Office Agency

Dear Mr Goddard,

VOA Reference 11794099.2/CEO

Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 (as set out below) which I confirm was received on 31 October 2018.

We aim to respond within 20 working days which should be no later than 28 November 2018

For the Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
Email: [voa request email]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom Of Information, Valuation Office Agency

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Dear Mr Goddard,

 

Please find attached the Valuation Office Agency’s reply to your Freedom
of Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

For the Valuation Office Agency

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