J E Baring & Co Limited

Waiting for an internal review by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Epsom and Ewell Borough Council,

J E Baring & Co Limited

Under the freedom of information act please confirm if you have
instructed and paid J E Baring & Co Limited please confirm the
company number and SRA number and dates , amounts, reasons for
payment.

Yours faithfully,

Lin Ball

foi, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

Dear Ms Ball,

Thank you for contacting Epsom and Ewell Borough Council; your request has been allocated number FOI 4084 . I have passed this to the relevant departments and will respond as soon as we have the answers. Please allow up to 20 working days for a response under the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours sincerely,

Louise Mathie
Solicitor
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

Tel: 01372 732146
E-mail: [email address]
Website: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

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Dear Ms Ball

 

I write in reply to your recent Freedom of Information request; please
find Epsom & Ewell Borough Council’s response below:

 

·         Under the freedom of information act please confirm if you have
instructed and paid J E Baring & Co Limited please confirm the company
number and SRA number and dates , amounts, reasons for payment.

 

The Council has no record of any payments made to J E Baring and Co
Limited, but does have records for J E Baring & Co.  Please find attached
spreadsheet with details of the information requested.  With regard to the
company’s SRA number, this information is published on the Law Society
website; please find link below:

 

[1]http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/offi...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elaine Murphy

Legal Secretary

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Tel    01372 732144

Fax   01372732111

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Dear Epsom and Ewell Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'J E Baring & Co Limited'.

Can you please supply the company name and company number you paid and any further details you hold, and what they were paid for.

Please also give the amounts paid between 6/11/2008 – 11/12/2008 as this does not appear on your accounting.

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

Yours faithfully,

Lin Ball

foi, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

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Dear Ms Ball

 

Thank you for your mail of yesterday, requesting an internal review of the
above Freedom of Information request.  We respond as follows:

 

·         Can you please supply the company name and company number you
paid and any further details you hold, and what they were paid for.

The Company name was provided with our original response and the Companies
Number is published on the Companies House website; please find link
below:

The details of what the spend was for are listed on the spreadsheet sent
to you with our original response (attached).

               
[1]http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk//wcfra...

 

·         Please also give the amounts paid between 6/11/2008 – 11/12/2008
as this does not appear on your accounting.

These amounts are listed on the spreadsheet sent to you with our original
response (attached)

 

In view of the above please can you let me know if you wish to proceed
with your request for an internal review.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elaine Murphy

Legal Secretary

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Tel    01372 732144

Fax   01372732111

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Dear foi,

Thank you for confirming you have paid J E Baring & Co unfortunately the link to the company number does not work ?

Although you have confirmed “The Council has no record of any payments made to J E Baring and Co Limited” the request was for any information held for J E Baring & Co Limited, please confirm what information you hold on this company ?

Yours sincerely,

Lin Ball

foi, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

Dear Ms Ball

 

Thank you for your email of yesterday.  In answer to your question, the
Council does not hold any information relating to  J E Baring and Company
Limited.  We have made payments to J E Baring & Co, and details of these
have already been sent you.   We have no record of a company number for  J
E Baring & Co.  I am sorry the link I sent you didn’t work, it did for me,
so please find following  link to the company webcheck at Companies House.

 

[1]http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk//wcfra...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elaine Murphy

Legal Secretary

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Tel    01372 732144

Fax   01372732111

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Dear foi,

Unfortunately the second link you have given is still not working for me. This is the companies house link to J E Baring & Co Limited who I am requesting information about, please confirm if you have ever paid this company.

J E BARING & CO LIMITED
Company number 08376196
Registered office address
First Floor, 63-66 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8LE
Company status
Active — Active proposal to strike off
Company type
Private limited Company
Incorporated on
25 January 2013
Nature of business (SIC) 69102 – Solicitors

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/compa...

Not the various versions of the name you are referring to such as
J E Baring 'and' Company Limited or J E Baring 'and' Co Limited, (quotations have been added to emphasis the different variations you have quoted.)

Yours sincerely,

Lin Ball

foi, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

Dear Ms Ball,

The council does not hold any information relating to J E Baring and Co Limited as previously advised in our e-mail of 15th March 2016. Payments were made to J E Baring & Co and details of these payments were provided to you on 10th March 2016.

I trust that this clarifies the position.

Yours sincerely,

Louise Mathie
Solicitor
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

Tel: 01372 732146
E-mail: [email address]
Website: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

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Dear foi,

Unfortunately it does not, because you continue to refer to a different spellings such as J E Baring and Co Limited which may well be a completely different company, so please answer the question, and provide all the information including the company number you hold.

J E BARING & CO LIMITED
Company number 08376196
Registered office address
First Floor, 63-66 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8LE
Company status
Active — Active proposal to strike off
Company type
Private limited Company
Incorporated on
25 January 2013
Nature of business (SIC) 69102 – Solicitors

Can you also confirm that the SRA number and details you hold for the company you have been paying ( provided in the link you supplied) are as follows:

J E Baring & Co

Type:
Recognised body law practice
SRA ID:
46559
SRA Regulated

Tel:
020 7242 8966
Head office
Address:
First Floor,
63-66 Hatton Garden,
London,
EC1N 8LE,
England

DX 151 LONDON

Yours sincerely,

Lin Ball

foi, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

Dear Ms Ball,
 
Your request for information asked:
 
Under the Freedom of Information Act please confirm if you have instructed
and paid J E Baring & Co Limited. Please confirm the company number and
SRA number and dates, amounts and reasons for payment.
 
The council has not instructed or paid J E Baring & Co Limited. I am
therefore unable to provide the information requested.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Louise Mathie
Solicitor
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council
 
Tel: 01372 732146
E-mail: [email address]
Website: [1]www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
 
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Dear foi,

Thank you for confirming that you have never instructed J E Baring & Co Limited.

Please clarify the company number, SRA number, and the address and any further details you hold on file such as the name of the solicitor instructed through J E Baring & Co .

It is impossible that you do not have a company number as you gave two non-working links to companies house yet state that you can see the information it contains. So please provide a working link or type in the information as you are the only people who can see the link. And clarify the SRA number you hold on file as I require all the details you hold on J E Baring & Co.

Yours sincerely,

Lin Ball

David Dinsmore left an annotation ()

Please note whatdotheyknow disables some weblinks included in replies.

David Dinsmore left an annotation ()

Also there is only one "J E Baring" registered at Companies House. The use of "&" and "and" are considered synonmous in company names.

You are both talking about THE SAME COMPANY.

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/searc...

foi, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council

Dear Ms Ball

 

I write in response to your email requesting further information  in
relation to the above FOI.

 

Please clarify the company number, SRA number, and the address and any
further details you hold on file such as the name of the solicitor
instructed through J E Baring & Co .

 

·         At the  time payments  were made to J E Baring & Co during  2007
and 2008 they were not a  limited company and therefore did not have a
company number. We therefore do not hold this information.

 

·         The Council does not hold information regarding the SRA number
for JE Baring and Co.  You will need to contact the Solicitors Regulation
Authority or the Law Society to obtain this.

 

·         The address on Council records for J E Baring & Co is  First
Floor, 63-66 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8LE

 

·         The Council has no record of the individual solicitor or
solicitors instructed through J E Baring & Co.

 

The link to Companies House was given to assist you in looking up a
company number.  At no time did we state that there was a company number
for J E Baring & Co.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elaine Murphy

Legal Secretary

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Tel    01372 732144

Fax   01372732111

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Dear foi,
I refer you to your email of 11 March 2016 and your third paragraph.

Dear Ms Ball

Thank you for your mail of yesterday, requesting an internal review of the
above Freedom of Information request.We respond as follows:

Can you please supply the company name and company number you
paid and any further details you hold, and what they were paid for.

The Company name was provided with our original response and the Companies Number is published on the Companies House website; please find link below:

Yours sincerely,

Lin Ball