Shareholder Permission for costs in POL’s Horizon Litigation

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,

On 23rd May 2019 Judge Fraser ordered POL to pay £5.5m to the Claimants for costs incurred during the Common Issues Trial (transcript below). POL’s QC, Mr Cavendar sought a 14 day extension to the payment deadline explaining: ‘It is a question of arranging the funds I suppose and talking to our shareholder about it’.

i) Please can you release documents between POL and the Department for BEIS and/or between POL and UKGI regarding the authorisation of this payment from the shareholder?

ii) What was the agreed threshold beyond which POL was bound to consult its shareholder before releasing funds to Claimants as part of the Horizon Litigation? Please can you release documentation in which such limits were specified?

On 11th December 2019 mediation between POL and the GLO Claimants concluded with a £57.75m settlement awarded to the Claimants.

iii) Please can you release documents detailing communications between POL and the Department for BEIS and/or documents detailing communications between POL and UKGI which authorised this payment?

https://www.postofficetrial.com/2019/05/...

Yours faithfully,

Eleanor Shaikh

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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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