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

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Dear Louis

 

Thank you for your request.

 

Please can you confirm if prosecutions are included in your request when
you say ‘legal disputes’?

 

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Hi, sorry for delay I have been on holiday.

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. That would include prosecutions.

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.

Yours sincerely,

Louis Goddard

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