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Dear Sefton Borough Council,

1. Whom in the organisation is responsible for compliance and legal services? Name, position, phone number, address

2. How many legal claims in all areas of service have been raised against the council in the last 10 years? How many settled before court?

3. What percentage of staff in the legal service are from BAM backgrounds? (against the workforce in this area)

4. How many private sector law firms do you employ to undertake contractual works? What was the total spend for this in the last financial year?

5. Has any senior and service leaders fulfilled additional roles within local enterprise partnerships or economic growth organisations? If so, please identify persons and the role concerned.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Lewis

Information, Sefton Borough Council

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Dear Mr Lewis
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 26 March
2018 concerning:
 
1. Whom in the organisation is responsible for compliance and legal
services? Name, position, phone number, address

2. How many legal claims in all areas of service have been raised against
the council in the last 10 years? How many settled before court?

3. What percentage of staff in the legal service are from BAM backgrounds?
(against the workforce in this area)

4. How many private sector law firms do you employ to undertake
contractual works? What was the total spend for this in the last financial
year?

5. Has any senior and service leaders fulfilled additional roles within
local enterprise partnerships or economic growth organisations? If so,
please identify persons and the role concerned.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 25 April 2018.
 
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of how you may appeal (if appropriate). 
 
Yours sincerely
 
John Clintworth
Business Intelligence Team
 
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Sefton Council, Sefton Borough Council

Dear Mr Lewis,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

To help us respond to your questions as best as we can, could you kindly
clarify the following questions:

2. How many legal claims in all areas of service have been raised against
the council in the last 10 years? How many settled before court? What type
of claims do you mean; for example do you mean insurance claims?

4. How many private sector law firms do you employ to undertake
contractual works? What was the total spend for this in the last financial
year? What do you mean by contractual work?

Once I have your clarification I will organise a response.

 

Yours sincerely

John

 

John Clintworth

Business & Intelligence Team

Sefton MBC

Bootle

L20 7AE

 

Tel: 0151 934 4827

email: [1][email address]

Website: [2]http://intranet.sefton.gov.uk/busint

 

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Sefton Council, Sefton Borough Council

Dear Mr Lewis,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

To help us respond to your questions as best as we can, could you kindly
clarify the following question:

3. Have you incurred a legal challenge based on a data related issue in
the last 10 years Can you clarify what type of legal challenge you mean -
the Council receives many legal challenges relating to insurance claims
and reviews of Freedom of Information responses . If you can provide us
with more detail that would be most helpful.

Once I have your response I will organise a response.

 

Yours sincerely

John

 

John Clintworth

Business & Intelligence Team

Sefton MBC

Bootle

L20 7AE

 

Tel: 0151 934 4827

email: [1][email address]

Website: [2]http://intranet.sefton.gov.uk/busint

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Dear Sefton Council,
You have asked me to clarify some of my questions. Sorry for the confusion, please see my corrections below.

2. How many legal claims in all areas of service have been raised against
the council in the last 10 years? How many settled before court? What type
of claims do you mean; for example do you mean insurance claims?
*specifically all claims related to data protection and a misuse of that data resulting in a claim. This should cover all service areas and cover court action and settlements for compensation.

3. *please void this question as it is answerable by question 2. Thank you

4. How many private sector law firms do you employ to undertake
contractual works? What was the total spend for this in the last financial
year? What do you mean by contractual work?
*any legal work that was performed by a private company (legal practice) on behalf of the council in relation to data protection, misuse of data, and compensation claims arising from a data challenge.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Lewis
gdpr.design

Sefton Council, Sefton Borough Council

Hi Mr Lewis,
 
I will close this request as your questions will be answered via your
other request.
 
1. Has Sefton Council employed a consultant for GDPR legal compliance? If
so, please name the company and the date of the tender

2. Who oversees GDPR within the Council

3. Have you incurred a legal challenge based on a data related issue in
the last 10 years
 
Yours sincerely
John
 

 

John Clintworth

Business & Intelligence Team

Sefton MBC

Bootle

L20 7AE

 

Tel: 0151 934 4827

email: [1][email address]

Website: [2]http://intranet.sefton.gov.uk/busint

 

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