Amount spent on Legal Fees

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Dear Cardiff Metropolitan University,

Please supply me with the total amount of money that has been spent on legal costs by the university over the last two financial years (2016-17; 2017-2018).

Please also supply me with the total number of confidentiality agreements that have been entered into by the university over the last two financial years (2016-17;2017-2018).

Yours faithfully,

Catrin Thomas

Freedom of Information, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dear Catrin,

 

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Esther Steele

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yn Saesneg neu’n ddwyieithog dim ond i chi roi gwybod i ni pa un sydd well
gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

 

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Freedom of Information, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dear Catrin,

 

Once again thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

You have asked:

 

Please supply the total number of confidentiality agreements that have
been entered into by the University over the last two financial years
(2016-17;2017-2018).

 

Please could you kindly provide further clarification regarding EXACTLY
what is meant by confidentiality agreements – thank you.

 

We look forward to hearing from you. Until we do so, your request will be
placed on hold.

 

With thanks and best wishes,

 

Esther Steele

Executive Officer / Swyddog Gweithredol

 

Tel / Ffôn: 029 2020 5635

Email / E-bost: [1][email address]

 

Mae Met Caerdydd yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn
sicrhau ein bod yn cyfathrebu â chi yn eich dewis iaith boed yn Gymraeg,
yn Saesneg neu’n ddwyieithog dim ond i chi roi gwybod i ni pa un sydd well
gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

 

Cardiff Met welcomes correspondence in English and Welsh and we will
ensure that we communicate with you in the language of your choice,
whether that’s English, Welsh or bilingual as long as you let us know
which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.Esther
Steele

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

We are looking for information about the number of confidentiality agreeements that have been signed (by or on behalf of the university) with staff of cmu who have taken voluntary or forced severance from the institution over the period specified in the original request.

Yours sincerely,

Catrin Thomas

Freedom of Information, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dear Catrin,

 

Reference Number: RI1185.

 

Thank you for your request for information (under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000).

 

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Please supply me with the total amount of money that has been spent on
legal costs by the university over the last two financial years (2016-17;
2017-2018).

2016/17 £59,610

2017/18 £141,195

 

Please also supply me with the total number of confidentiality agreements
that have been entered into by the university over the last two financial
years (2016-17;2017-2018).

1st September 2017 – 31 August 2018 = 18

1st September 2016 – 31 August 2017 = 133

 

Please note: The University had a Voluntary Severance round in 2017 which
accounts for the majority within that year.

 

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Thank you very much.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Esther Steele

Executive Officer / Swyddog Gweithredol

 

Mae Met Caerdydd yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn
sicrhau ein bod yn cyfathrebu â chi yn eich dewis iaith boed yn Gymraeg,
yn Saesneg neu’n ddwyieithog dim ond i chi roi gwybod i ni pa un sydd well
gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

 

Cardiff Met welcomes correspondence in English and Welsh and we will
ensure that we communicate with you in the language of your choice,
whether that’s English, Welsh or bilingual as long as you let us know
which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

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