External Legal Advice

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS made this Freedom of Information request to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide details by complaint number of any occassion when the LGO has sought external legal advice in relation to a complaint over the last 10 years.

Please provide details of the organisation / firm from which legal advice has been sought for each complaint (by complaint number), and the reason for the advice being sought (i.e. services in response to letter of claim) and / or legal advice in relation to submissions made by complainant and or organisation being complained about (and the subject matter on which the advice was / has been sought).

In addition please provide details of any retainers that the LGO and/or CLAE might have with firms of solicitors.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Hardwicke Carruthers

Hilary Pook, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear Mr Hardwicke Carruthers

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email request, received on 8
December.

I will aim to reply within the 20-working day target (which would be by
8 January 2009). If I am unable to do so, I will write to you again
explaining why.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager
Local Government Ombudsman's Office
Tel: 020 7217 4734
www.lgo.org.uk

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Foi Officer, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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Dear Mr Hardwicke Carruthers

Please find attached a letter in response to your request below, along
with another document referred to in the letter.

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager
Local Government Ombudsman's Office
Tel: 020 7217 4734
www.lgo.org.uk

NOTICE - This message contains information intended only for the use of
the addressee named above. If you have received this message in error
please advise us at once and do not make any use of the information.

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