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John Hyde made this Freedom of Information request to Post Office Limited Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

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Dear Post Office Limited,

As of 11 July, how many qualified legal professionals are working specifically on disclosure and remediation? Please specify whether these are in-house or external (and please specify how many and from which firm).

Of those qualified legal professionals, please state the grade of fee earner for each. How many are grades, A, B, C and D respectively?

Of the legal professionals working for Herbert Smith Freehills on disclosure and remediation, how many are based in Belfast?

What are the total estimated costs incurred by Post Office Limited since the start of 2022?

Yours faithfully,

John Hyde

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

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Dear John Hyde,

Please find the response attached relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

With kind regards,

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER

Dear [email address],

All questions relate to disclosure specifically for the Horizon IT Inquiry. The total spend reference since 2022 is the total spent on disclosure for the inquiry.

Yours sincerely,

John Hyde

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2023/00475

Dear John Hyde,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 10th
August. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 8th
September.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Regards,

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

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Dear John Hyde,

Please find the response attached relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

With kind regards,

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER

Dear [email address],

With relation to the Post Office Inquiry, please give:

* The total number of qualified Post Office legal professionals within the Inquiry Team, including grades, currently and as at 1 July 2023.
• The total direct and clearly identifiable disclosure costs with external legal contractors for Post Office, since January 2022.

Yours sincerely,

John Hyde

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2023/00548

Dear John Hyde,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 19th
September. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 17th
October.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Regards,

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

Dear John Hyde

We are writing in respect of your information request, FOI2023/00548. At
present our view is that your request falls within the scope of the
qualified exemption at Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act ("
FOIA"), relating to Commercial Interests.

As permitted by section 10 of the FOIA, Post Office Limited (" Post
Office") requires further time to consider the public interest test in
relation to this exemption. An extension is permitted until such time as
is reasonable in the circumstances. Having considered the FOIA Code of
Practice, Post Office considers that an extension of 20 working days is
appropriate in this instance and will therefore aim to respond to you by
14th November.

Regards

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER

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information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

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Dear John Hyde,

Please find the response attached relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

Kind Regards,

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER