Cost of Legal Services Silverman vs Philip Hammond

Peter Silverman made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

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Peter Silverman

Dear Department for Transport,

I refer to the above case recently heard in the Magistrates Court. It was a complaint for a Litter Abatement Order under S 91 of the Environmental Protection Act and was in respect to litter at Junction 1 of the M40.

It has been written up as a case study on the web site. Full details can be seen at

The Secretary of State, Philip Hammond, drafted in a Solicitor from the Treasury Solicitor's Department who in turn employed a barrister.

Can you please provide me with an itemised list of the legal costs incurred by your department including the costs of the aforementioned solicitor and barrister in defending this case.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Silverman

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear Sir

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which has been allocated the reference number P0007763. A response will be issued to you in due course.


Department for Transport
Information Rights Unit
D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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Albert Kwakye, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Silverman,

Please find attached the response to your FOI request which was received
in the Department on 14 June 2011.

This has been sent on behalf of Tim Reardon, Head of Highways & Freight,
The General Counsel's Office, Department for Transport.


Albert Kwakye

Albert Kwakye

Head of Business Delivery Services

The General Counsel's Office

Zone 1/06

Great Minster House

76 Marsham Street

London SW1P 4DR

Tel: 020 7944 3147

Blackberry: 07717 348 538

Fax: 020 7944 2226

Email: [1][email address]

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