Court and tribunal cases

Ian Jackson made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire County Council

The request was refused by Cambridgeshire County Council.

From: Ian Jackson

2 November 2011

Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

Please give me a list of all the court or tribunal cases which the
council has been involved in since 1st January 2007.

By "case" I mean to include every claim, counterclaim, application,
etc. By "involved in" I mean any situation where the Council is or
was a party, has filed or served any court papers or had any papers
served on it. By the time limit I mean to include (without
limitation) any case of which any part was still ongoing at 1st
January 2007, even if it was started before then.

For each case I would like to know:
* The names of the parties
* The court(s) in which the case(s) or application(s) are being or
were heard
* All relevant court reference numbers such as case numbers,
application numbers, etc.
* If readily available, a very brief summary, title or case
heading which will give a rough idea of what the case is about; a
suitable description may be found in the headings of pre-action
protocol letters etc.

For the avoidance of doubt "court" should be read in this request
to refer to any court, tribunal or arbitrator.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Jackson

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From: FOI
Cambridgeshire County Council

2 November 2011

Dear Mr Jackson

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 1462

Thank you for your email of 2 November 2011 in which you requested
information about court and tribunal cases in which the Council has been
involved.

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information
Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims
to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this instance, by
30 November 2011.

If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to
fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the
reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this
request.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Withey
Information Governance Officer

RES1405
Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall
Cambridge
CB3 0AP
01223 729164

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From: FOI
Cambridgeshire County Council

30 November 2011


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Dear Mr Jackson

Re: Freedom of Information response

Thank you for your email of 2 November 2011 in which you requested
information about court and tribunal cases since 2007.

Your request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and I can confirm that Cambridgeshire County Council does hold this
information. Please see the attached document which contains the
Council's response.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to
your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our
decision, you should write to Sandra Taylor, Corporate Information
Manager, c/o Information Governance Team, Box RES 1405, Cambridgeshire
County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AP within 40 days of the date
of this letter.

If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Withey
Information Governance officer
Information Governance

<<FOI_1462_RES.pdf>>
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From: Ian Jackson

30 November 2011

Dear Ms Withey

I would be happy to narrow the scope of my request if that would
make it feasible to answer.

For example, I am naturally most interested in high value or
important cases. So if council policies mean that high value cases
are subject to additional approval, or there are identifiable
senior people (or indeed councillors) who would have had to approve
or be notified of certain action, that might be useful.

Alternatively I could narrow the scope of my request to cases which
were started very recently or are still ongoing.

Could you please assist and advise ?

Thanks,
Ian Jackson

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From: Ian Jackson

30 November 2011

Dear Ms Withey

Thanks for your earlier message. After consideration I have decided
to request an internal review.

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cambridgeshire County
Council's handling of my FOI request 'Court and tribunal cases'.

You should have invited me to narrow the scope of my request so
that it could meet the cost limits and you failed to do so. That's
part of your duty to provide advice and assistance.

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

Yours faithfully,

Ian Jackson

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Cambridgeshire County Council

22 December 2011


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Dear Mr Jackson,

Please find attached our response to your request for internal review.

Kind regards

Sarah Priestley.
Information Governance Manager
Information Governance
Cambridgeshire County Council
RES1405
Shire Hall
Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP

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Quote-marks This request is now the subject of a complaint to the Information Commissioner.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

6 March 2012


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Dear Mr Jackson,

Following a conversation with the Information Commissioner's Office
regarding your request that they investigate our response, I have been
asked to provide you with the detailed breakdown of how we estimated
that this request would exceed the appropriate limit.

Please find the breakdown attached.

Kind regards

Sarah Priestley.
Information Governance Manager
Information Governance
Cambridgeshire County Council
RES1405
Shire Hall
Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP

<<FOI_1462_S12ChecklistComplete.pdf>>

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