Karen Aldred Legal Assessor

Simon Hoyle made this Freedom of Information request to Health and Care Professions Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Health and Care Professions Council.

Dear Health and Care Professions Council,

Please supply a list of cases where Karen Aldred sat as the legal assessor since 17th May 2016 until the date you choose to disclose the information.

Please also identify any cases she was stood down from between 5th January and 16th January 2017 if there are any.

Yours faithfully,

Simon J Hoyle

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Dear Mr Hoyle,

 

You recently submitted an FOIA request regarding cases heard with HCPC
legal assessor Karen Aldred.  Your request has been handled under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

The HCPC considers that your request is vexatious under section 14(1) of
FOIA. Your request is part of a pattern of unreasonable persistence on a
matter addressed elsewhere regarding the HCPC’s use of legal assessors. 
You appear to be specifically targeting Ms Aldred, having previously
submitted a number of FOI requests focusing on her.

 

In determining your request to be vexatious, the HCPC has considered the
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance on vexatious requests. A
copy of this guidance can be found on the ICO website via the following
link:

 

[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

 

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Secretariat Department

Health and Care Professions Council

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London

SE11 4BU

 

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If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

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Freedom of Information

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road

London SE11 4BU

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Information classification and handling: “Confidential” – data should
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Dear Health and Care Professions Council,

I am writing to request an internal review of Health and Care Professions Council's handling of my FOI request 'Karen Aldred Legal Assessor'.

I dispute that my request is vexatious and of course it will come to pass that the Information Commissioner will be asked to make a ruling on this.

I have a legitimate reason for making this request as whether or not this particular person had not and now has a practicing certificate and whether the HCPC stood her down until she obtained one is relevant to a case I am managing on behalf of someone I represented on from where my original complaint arose and which is to be the subject of further litigation so the information shall become known in any case.

You are correct that the matter is addressed elsewhere because, as you know, I raised the matter with the Solicitors Regulation Authority as a formal complaint and this is currently under investigation.

You are aware also that I reported a former barrister for the same and I am aware that he recused himself from a recent case when a solicitor mounted the same challenge as I did in respect of a legal assessor, without a current practicing certificate, having the right to occupy that position.

I view your refusal as vexatious and obstructive and I am now asking you to reconsider your position of refusal based upon the grounds you reply upon.

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Simon Hoyle

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Dear Mr Hoyle

 

Thank you for your email dated 20 April 2017, the contents of which have
been noted.

 

As you are unhappy with our response to your request for information of 20
March 2017, your request has been escalated for an internal review and as
such has now been passed to The Director of Council and Committee
Services.

 

We aim to respond to your internal review as soon as possible, and in any
case within 20 working days of receiving your request.

 

The reference number for your request is FR05141.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Maxine Pryce

Information Governance Officer

 

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road

London SE11 4BU

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FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Dear Mr Hoyle,

 

I write in response to your request for an internal review of your Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) request. You asked to be provided with data
regarding a named legal assessor.

 

Having reviewed the history of the request and your correspondence to us
on this matter, I am confirming the request as vexatious under section
14(1) of FOIA.

 

Review of response

 

Should you wish you may request that the Information Commissioner reviews
this response. Please contact-

 

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

 

There is no charge for making an appeal,

 

Regards,

 

Claire Amor

Information Governance Manager

The Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4BU
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