Legal Aid against Authorities

Jamie Bennett-Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Legal Aid Agency

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Jamie Bennett-Smith

Dear Legal Aid Agency,

I Am making an application under the FOI act for the following.

1) How does one apply for legal aid, to take the Authorities/Courts/Police to court for Criminal offences. Also including private prosecutions against the Authorities.

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Bennett-Smith

Information Governance (LAA),

Dear Mr Bennett-Smith,

 

Thank you for your email of 20^th October 2013, in which you asked for the
following information from the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) an Executive Agency
of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ):

 

"How does one apply for legal aid, to take the Authorities/Courts/Police
to court for Criminal offences. Also including private prosecutions
against the Authorities?"

 

Your request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

Under the Act, the department is required to provide you with a response
within 20 working days. We will write to you in response to your request
for information by 15^th November 2013.

 

The Freedom of Information Act includes a number of exemptions to
releasing information.  Some of these are qualified exemptions which
require us to consider whether it is in the public interest to disclose or
withhold the information.  In these circumstances we may need more time to
consider your request, and if this is the case I will write to you by the
date above to inform you of when you can expect to receive a
response.     

 

If you have any queries regarding this request please do not hesitate to
contact us quoting the reference number 86257 in all future
correspondence.

 

Kind regards,

 

Catherine Bond

 

Governance Team | Legal Aid Agency
8.42, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ

 

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Dear Mr Bennett-Smith

 

Please find draft attached for your attention.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Naomi Lopez |Governance Team | Legal Aid Agency
8.42, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ

 

 

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