Dear Hillingdon Borough Council,

Please supply the following information under the FOIA

Number of solicitors employed directly by the council

Number of those solicitors that are regulated

Number of external solicitors contracted to the council

Number of support staff in the legal department

Total salary and total pension expenditure of employed solicitors for the past financial year and coming financial year

Total salary and total pension expenditure of legal department support staff for the past financial year and coming financial year

Overall expenditure linked to the work and costs of legal department for the past financial year and coming financial year

If you require any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me and please ensure that it prior to the due date

Yours faithfully,

M Doyle

Residents Services FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Mr Doyle,

I am writing in response to your request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, received 03/11/18 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your request.  Therefore the deadline for our response
is 30/11/18.

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Michelle Barber

Members Liaison Officer /FOI Officer

Resident Services 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI ., Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Mr Doyle

 

I am writing in response to your request for information below.

 

Answer: We can confirm the following information. The council currently
employees 19 solicitors and we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation
Authority. In addition the council employees barristers, paralegals,
trainee solicitors and apprentices within legal services.

The following costs apply to legal services 

2017/18

Solicitors  £1,392,875.40

Pension    £299.140.21

Total          £1,692,015.61

2018/19

Solicitors  £1.548.631.55

Pension    £356,310.69

Total          £1,904,942,32

 

If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
contact me.

If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:

Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [1][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the attention
of the Office Managing Partner).

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply 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.

 

Regards

Data Protection &

Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
01895 55(6923)

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Dear Hillingdon Council FOI officer

I thank you for your response however, you have in effect supplied information 2 3 items in the form of 2 answers to 7 connected items relating to Legal Department Budgets and Costs information requested.

1. Number of solicitors employed directly by the council

2. Number of those solicitors that are regulated

You responded to these to these 2 items with "The council currently employees 19 solicitors and we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority" and was the information sort relating to these 2 items

3. Number of external solicitors contracted to the council

You did not supply the information relating to this item

4. Number of support staff in the legal department

You responded to this item with a comment of "In addition the council employees barristers, paralegals,
trainee solicitors and apprentices within legal services". This was not the information requested The question was the number of support staff which has been omitted in the response

5 Total salary and total pension expenditure of employed solicitors for
the past financial year and coming financial year

On this item you responded with the information requested

6. Total salary and total pension expenditure of legal department support
staff for the past financial year and coming financial year.

You did not supply the information relating to this item

7. Overall expenditure linked to the work and costs of legal department
for the past financial year and coming financial year.

You did not supply the information relating to this item

In order that the request be fulfilled please supply the remaining information requested and only if necessary you can opt to take this response as a request for an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

M Doyle

Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Mr Doyle

This has been passed on to the Office Managing Partner and you will hear
back from him within due course.

Regards

Nathalie Suarez Chuhan
Legal Apprentice| London Borough of Hillingdon | Legal Services 3E/04
Tel: 01895 556513 | Fax: 01895 250784 | E-mail: [email address]

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Dear Hillingdon Borough Council,

The period in which to respond or carry out an internal review which is implied in your last response has now expired. Please revert within 48hrs otherwise I will have no choice than to report the matter to the ICO

Yours faithfully,

M. Doyle

Glen Egan, Hillingdon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Doyle
Please find attached correspondence with reference to the above.
Yours sincerely
Glen Egan
Glen Egan
Office Managing Partner | London Borough of Hillingdon | Legal Services
3E/04
Tel: 01895 277602 | Fax: 01895 250784 | E-mail:
[1][email address]
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Glen Egan, Hillingdon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Doyle,

Further to recent correspondence with the Information Commissioner, I
write to confirm the information in the attached letter.

Yours sincerely
Glen Egan
Office Managing Partner | London Borough of Hillingdon | Legal Services
3E/04
Tel: 01895 277602 | Fax: 01895 250784 | E-mail:
[1][email address]
Hillingdon Council routinely monitors the content of emails sent and
received via its network for the purposes of ensuring compliance with its
policies and procedures. The contents of this message are for the
attention and use of the intended addressee only. If you are not the
intended recipient or addressee, or the person responsible for sending the
message you may not copy, forward, disclose or otherwise use it or any
part of it in any way. To do so may be unlawful. If you receive this email
by mistake please advise the sender immediately. Where opinions are
expressed they are not necessarily those of the London Borough of
Hillingdon. Service by email is not accepted unless by prior agreement.

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