Legal advice and costs

Gregory Lewis made this Freedom of Information request to University College, Oxford

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Dear University College, Oxford,

1. Please can you tell me who your legal advisor is for matters concerning employees and students?

2. How much does this advice cost?

3. Do you pay your advisors a premium that covers the college for Employment Tribunal or court cases?

Yours faithfully,

Gregory Lewis
CAMPAIGN FOR RACIAL EQUALITY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY

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Elizabeth Crawford, University College, Oxford

Dear Mr Lewis

I am replying to your request made under the Freedom of Information Act
on November 18th 2010. University College employs Peninsula Business
Services and Farrer & Co LLP to advise on matters concerning employees
and students. The nature of the contract is entirely on the standard
business terms of both businesses. I do not propose to disclose this
information because it is exempt under the FOIA. The reason for this
exemption is that the information is available to you elsewhere (on the
web site of each organisation).

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Elizabeth Crawford
Information Officer

Dear University College, Oxford,

1. Please can you tell me who your legal advisor is for matters
concerning employees and students?

2. How much does this advice cost?

3. Do you pay your advisors a premium that covers the college for
Employment Tribunal or court cases?

Yours faithfully,

Gregory Lewis
CAMPAIGN FOR RACIAL EQUALITY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY