Cost of defending Goodwin v. the United Kingdom

Zoe O'Connell made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please can you provide the cost of the defence in the case Goodwin
v. the United Kingdom [2002] ECHR 588. It has been suggested by the Ministry of Justice that you may hold this information.

Yours faithfully,

Zoe O'Connell

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John Slater left an annotation ()

When the DWP is party to legal action it uses the solicitors from the Treasury Solicitors Department (now called the Government Legal Department):

It is my understanding that the associated costs (including Barristers) are not cross-charged to the DWP so any figures it provides could be significantly less than what was actually spent. It may be worth considering submitting a separate FOI request to the Government Legal Dept to see what information it holds.

Zoe O'Connell left an annotation ()

John - that's really useful to know, thanks. I'll fire off a request to them too.

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Dear Ms O'Connell,

Please find attached the reply to your FOI 2069.

Yours sincerely

FOI Team

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