Post Office’s General Counsel

Eleanor Shaikh made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Post Office Limited

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Post Office Limited.

Dear Post Office Limited,

In his letter to the BEIS Select Committee of 16th June 2020, POL CEO Nick Read stated:

‘Our General Counsel, Ben Foat, was appointed in May 2019, a number of years after the start of the High Court proceedings and had no previous involvement in the Group Litigation’(p6).

https://committees.parliament.uk/publica...

Ben Foat’s employment at POL predates the Litigation, dating from 2015. Prior to becoming its General Counsel his responsibilities as Legal Director included legal risk management and drafting legal strategy.
https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/Topics/In-...

i) Did Ben Foat as Legal Director attend any meetings of the POL Board GLO Subcommittee between March 2018 and his appointment as GC in May 2019? Please can you provide relevant minutes.

ii) Was Ben Foat as Legal Director personally involved in generating reports for the Board GLO Subcommittee, or for the Group Director of Legal, Risk and Governance with regards to the Group Litigation? Please can you supply relevant documents.

Did Ben Foat as Legal Director have direct communications with POL lawyers Womble Bond Dickinson or with lawyers representing BEIS with regards to the Group Litigation prior to May 2019? Please supply relevant documents.

Yours faithfully,

Eleanor Shaikh

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Shaikh,

Please find an acknowledgement attached to your Freedom of Information
Request.

Regards,

Kerry Moodie

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

0333 665 3951

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Ms Shaikh

Please find an update attached to your Freedom of Information request

Regards

Kerry Moodie

Information Rights Team

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

Tel: 0333 665 3951

Email: [1][Post Office request email]

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Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Ms Shaikh,

Please find the response attached to your Freedom of Information request.

Regards,

Kerry Moodie

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

0333 665 3951