Maidstone Borough Council
Freedom of Information Act Request
Ref: FOI 8189
Request and Response
Please provide a copy of the Deed of Arrangement between Maidstone
Borough Council and J E Baring & Co solicitors and list the authorised
signatories and the position they hold within the council and solicitors'
There is no Deed of Arrangement.
Confirm whether this agreement is personal to the Contractor or if they
can assign any of it's rights or obligations to any third party or
otherwise dispose of their agreement or any part of it, until after they
receive written approval of the council.
Please provide a copy of all prior written approvals by the Council and
the name of the officer who approved rights and obligations to be
assigned to third party sub-contractor/agents and supply a list of the
names of the sub-contractor/agent.
Cases are passed on an individual basis by the Head of Mid Kent Revenues and
Benefits Partnership, Sheila Coburn, to J E Baring and Co.
Also confirm if Maidstone Borough Council have agreed to let your
agents J E Baring & Co solicitors to sub-contract their obligations to any
of the following third party agents:
J S Knott Legal Services Ltd (Russell Sargent and/or Raymond Finch)
Fairway Investigation and Associates Ltd (Tracey Jewsbury)
Court Enforcement Services Ltd
We do not hold this information, J E Baring and Co manages this.
Please also provide a copy of all approvals for these third parties and
any additional agents, such as SIA licensed door supervisors or frontline
close protection agents.
And in particular any connected to the Council's choice of Insolvency
Practitioner(s)/Trustee(s) who also instruct J E Baring & Co to carry out
work on their behalf and who also instruct the same firm of barristers as