Break down of legal costs

Waiting for an internal review by Central Scotland Police of their handling of this request.

Dear Central Scotland Police,

You responded to a Freedom of information request setting out the legal costs incurred by the force in the years 2009/10, 210/11, 2011/12.

For each of those years you set out the solicitors or authorities that charged CSP.

That reply is in the public domain.

Under the freedom of information act:

1. please set out how much was paid to each set of solicitors or authority (such as Stirling)

2. the reasons why the payments were made, e.g. discipline cases.

Yours faithfully,

john mauger

Freedom Of Information, Central Scotland Police

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Dear Mr Mauger

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Acknowledgement

Thank you for your request for information received on 28 February
2013, which is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Your request has been given the unique
Reference Number: 02-051 and this should be quoted on all
correspondence.  

Under the terms of the Act, we have a statutory obligation to respond
within 20 working days from the day after your request was received. A
response to your request for information will be sent to you promptly, and
in any event not later than 28 March 2013. 

If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me on
01786 456000 or Email:  [1][email address].police.uk  . However,
if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled, you are entitled, in the first instance, to request a Review of
the decisions made.  Should you wish to request a Review, please write to
Head of Professional Standards, Professional Standards Department, Central
Scotland Police, Police Headquarters, Randolphfield, Stirling FK8 2HD
within 40 working days of receiving this correspondence.

If, after receiving a response to the Review, you remain dissatisfied, you
have six months within which you may Appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS. Phone: 01334 464610 Fax: 01334 464611 or Email
[2][email address] .

For further information on Freedom of Information you can visit the
Scottish Information Commissioners website at
[3]www.itspublicknowledge.info .

Yours sincerely

Susan

FOI and Information Access Officer

Central Scotland Police
Police Headquarters
Randolphfield
Stirling  FK8 2HD

Tel:       01786 456000
Fax:      01786 456388
Email:   [Central Scotland Police request email]

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Freedom Of Information, Central Scotland Police

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Dear Mr Mauger,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Thank you for your request for information received below. I have dealt
with this request in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 and respond as follows :

Requests: 

You responded to a Freedom of information request setting out the legal
costs incurred by the force in the years 2009/10, 210/11, 2011/12.

For each of those years you set out the solicitors or authorities that
charged CSP.

Under the freedom of information act:

1. please set out how much was paid to each set of solicitors or
authority (such as Stirling)

2. the reasons why the payments were made, e.g. discipline cases.

Responses: 
In order to retrieve the information you have requested it would be
necessary to search all the Force's invoices over a period of 3 years,
identify those relevant to your request and then contact the departments
and business areas that had commissioned the legal services, which in
their turn would require to search their records to identify the nature of
the case(s) involved. Section 12 (1) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002, allows Public Authorities to decline requests where
the cost of providing information is considered to be excessive.  I have
calculated the cost of providing the information you have requested as
being in substantially in excess of £600, and so, I am declining your
request.
In connection with your request, all relevant financial information
relating to a specific case, and in particular any unconcluded case, would
be exempt information in terms of Section 36(1) of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 which states that "Information in respect
of which a claim to confidentiality of communications could be maintained
in legal proceedings is exempt information".
 
If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me on
01786 456000 or Email:  [1][email address].police.uk  . However,
if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled, you are entitled, in the first instance, to request a Review of
the decisions made.  Should you wish to request a Review, please write to
Head of Professional Standards, Professional Standards Department, Central
Scotland Police, Police Headquarters, Randolphfield, Stirling FK8 2HD
within 40 working days of receiving this correspondence.

If, after receiving a response, you remain dissatisfied, you have six
months within which you may Appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS. Phone: 01334 464610 Fax: 01334 464611 or Email
[2][email address] .

Yours sincerely,

 

 

John Brims
Records Manager
Central Scotland Police
Police Headquarters
Randolphfield
Stirling  FK8 2HD

Tel:       01786 456387  Ext : 2387
Fax:      01786 456388
Email:   [3][email address]

 

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Dear Central Scotland Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Central Scotland Police's handling of my FOI request 'Break down of legal costs'.

I am not satisfied the exemptions are valid. CSP is a public body and the public interest outweighs the need for confidentiality.

The setting out of total costs without details of the individual cases does not compromise the situation.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/br...

Yours faithfully,

john mauger

Freedom Of Information, Central Scotland Police

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Dear Mr Mauger,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Review

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence received on 2nd April 2013 in
relation to a review of the decision made by the Force Records
Manager on 28 March 2013.

Your request and the decision taken will be responded to within the
statutory 20 working days time limit, under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

If, after receiving a response, you remain dissatisfied, you have six
months within which you may Appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St
Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS. Phone: 01334 464610 Fax: 01334 464611 or Email
[1][email address] .

Yours sincerely

Susan

FOI and Information Access Officer

Freedom of Information
Forth Valley Division
Police Scotland

Tel:       01786 456000
Fax:      01786 456388
Email:   [email address]

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