Legal action and costs

Conor Matchett made this Environmental Information Regulations request to Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited as part of a batch sent to 137 authorities
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The request was refused by Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited.

Dear Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited,

I am writing to you to request the following information.

1) The total spend, broken down by financial or calendar year, on external legal advice since April 1, 2020. (I.e. 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23 to date)
1a) Please break this down by the list of associated cases or disputes, and their individual cost.

1b) If possible, please provide the final settlement or damages or other court mandated payment cost for any cases during which external legal advice was sought. If it is not possible to link each case to a settlement agreement, please provide the total cost of the settlements or payments.

Yours faithfully,

Conor Matchett

Caledonian Sleeper Enquiry, Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited

Dear Sleeper Guest

Thank you for contacting the Caledonian Sleeper.

A case has been logged and a member of the team will respond within
ten working days.

You can follow us on Twitter [1]@CalSleeper. Our latest service updates
are available on our website, [2]www.sleeper.scot

 

Kind Regards,

Jane Spencer

Guest Experience Relations Manager

Caledonian Sleeper

1 Union Street, Inverness, Scotland. IV1 1PP

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Caledonian Sleeper Enquiry, Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited

Dear Mr. Matchett,

Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), which was received on 30 November 2022.

 

You requested the following information:

 

“Dear Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited,

I am writing to you to request the following information.

1) The total spend, broken down by financial or calendar year, on external
legal advice since April 1, 2020. (I.e. 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23 to date)
1a) Please break this down by the list of associated cases or disputes,
and their individual cost.

1b) If possible, please provide the final settlement or damages or other
court mandated payment cost for any cases during which external legal
advice was sought. If it is not possible to link each case to a settlement
agreement, please provide the total cost of the settlements or payments.”.

 

Serco Caledonian Sleeper Ltd operates under a franchise agreement for the
Scottish Ministers, acting through Transport Scotland. But it is not
itself a public authority (or other equivalent regulated entity) for the
purposes of FOISA. Therefore, Serco Caledonian Sleeper Ltd are not
required to provide information beyond what would be publicly available
information.

Further, the nature of the information requested would fall within a
number of FOISA exemptions. Neither would it be appropriate to breach the
confidentiality of any settlement agreement, to the extent that any such
exist. The requested disclosure is therefore refused.

If you wish to know more about the organisations that are subject to the
FOISA, please see the link provided below:

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In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any
further assistance.

Kind Regards,

Paul

Guest Ambassador

 

Caledonian Sleeper

Guest Service Centre

1 Union Street, Inverness

Scotland. IV1 1PP

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