Dear Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust,
Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of
1 - How many lawyers were working on a temporary (agency) basis at the
organisation on Monday 3rd September 2018?
2 – What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency)
legal professionals during the financial year 1/4/16 to 31/3/17?
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Dear Mr Jones
I acknowledge receipt of your request for information received by the Trust on 26 November 2018. At this time I would like to take the opportunity to seek clarification.
1. We do not have agency Lawyers employed at the Trust per se - Legal Counsel are employed on an as and when required basis according to required input.
2. As Legal Counsel and advice are required on the as and when basis and for many different areas (from advice and/or input into contracts, to Court of Protection cases and Coroners Inquests, claims etc), please can you clarify which area you are seeking information on in terms of expenditure on legal costs, or please confirm you want total costs?
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Dear LG, Foi (LEWISHAM AND GREENWICH NHS TRUST),
In response to your request for clarification, please could I have the total legal spend?
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