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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of information Act 2000.

Please provide the following information:
• Full time equivalent trend of legally qualified professionals over the last three years
• Total expenditure on internal legal services over the last three financial years
• Total expenditure on external legal services over the last three financial years

Yours faithfully,
Erda Kollovozi

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Erda Kollovozi,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-20-0365.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 11
March 2020. 

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 8 April 2020.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Jennifer McDonald | Access to Information Officer
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Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1^st Floor| Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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Dear Erda Kollovozi,

 

Thank you for your request for information, made under Section 1(1) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA), and received on 11 March
2020.

 

We would like to ask you to clarify your request so that we can identify
and locate the information which you have requested. Under Section 1(3) of
the FOISA, we do not have to supply you with the requested information
until you have provided us with more detail in this respect.

 

Please provide the following information:

•  Full time equivalent trend of legally qualified professionals over the
last three years • Total expenditure on internal legal services over the
last three financial years • Total expenditure on external legal services
over the last three financial years

 

We would be extremely grateful if you could clarify the full time
equivalent trend of legally qualified professionals over the last three
years?  For the trend is this the number of full time equivalent staff for
each of the last 3 years?  Also is please can you clarify the term legally
qualified professionals, is the number of solicitors?

 

Clarifying these points will help us to be sure we are providing, where
possible, the information you are interested in. Please note we will keep
your request on file for 20 working days whilst we await your
clarification. It can often be helpful to discuss your request with a
member of our team who may be able to help you frame your request or
explain more about how ACC holds its information; if this is something you
feel may be helpful please do call us, and we will be happy to assist you.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Jennifer McDonald | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1^st Floor| Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

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