Claims submitted by Meridian Business Sales

Jane made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Justice

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The request was refused by Ministry of Justice.

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please can you tell me, for the period 01/01/2012 to 31/08/2015,
the total number of Claims submitted through the County Court Business
Claims Centre and/or Salford Bulk Centre where the Claimant's name
is Meridian Business Sales Limited [or variations of that name with
or without spaces and with Limited or Ltd or Co.Ltd].

Yours faithfully,

Ms Sarah Jones

Data Access & Compliance Unit, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

You state that you cannot give the information I requested about the number of Claims submitted by Meridian.

Your reasons are: "We are not obliged to provide information contained in a court record. In this case, the information you are seeking is contained in our County Court case management system and in case files held locally at courts ie Section 32.1.c of the Act.

The MOJ is not obliged to provide information contained in a court record by virtue of Section 32(1) of the Freedom of Information Act. Section 32 exempts information contained in certain litigation documents and court, tribunal and enquiry records and will apply regardless of the content of the information."

That is not a valid reason. There is not one individual COURT RECORD. I am requesting information from County Court Business Centre which is a BULK CLAIMS CLEARING CENTRE. Your answer will be a RAW NUMBER e.g 67 Claims in the period 01/01/2012 to 31/08/2015. I am not seeking ANY further interrogation of actual Court Claims.

Yours faithfully,

Jane

Dear Ministry of Justice,

You state that you cannot give the information I requested about the number of Claims submitted by Meridian.

Your reasons are: "We are not obliged to provide information contained in a court record. In this case, the information you are seeking is contained in our County Court case management system and in case files held locally at courts ie Section 32.1.c of the Act.

The MOJ is not obliged to provide information contained in a court record by virtue of Section 32(1) of the Freedom of Information Act. Section 32 exempts information contained in certain litigation documents and court, tribunal and enquiry records and will apply regardless of the content of the information."

That is not a valid reason. There is not one individual COURT RECORD. I am requesting information from County Court Business Centre which is a BULK CLAIMS CLEARING CENTRE. Your answer will be a RAW NUMBER e.g 67 Claims in the period 01/01/2012 to 31/08/2015. I am not seeking ANY further interrogation of actual Court Claims.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Jones

Keith Mac left an annotation ()

Anyone who has problems with Meridian Business Sales should contact myself, an action group has been started to gather legal advise that may be useful to other small businesses who are being taken to court by Meridians illegal sharp practice contracts. keithmcml@hotmail.com

Jed Maxwell left an annotation ()

FOIA Section 32 is a valid refusal, sorry to say. May be try and get some of the info using this method http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/mc... but I don't know how far back MCOL keeps this none court record info.
If you ask for MoJ Technology KILO to deal with it, they are obliged to give assistance under FOIA section 16 as they have realised similar info in the past.
You may have to ask the ICO to hurry along the response should you not make a new request.