Post Office Herbert Smith Frrehills

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Dear Post Office Limited,

I request nformation in whatever form held relating to the appointment of Herbert Smith Freehills for a role in the Post Office Compensation Scheme.

To save time and effort, I hold that legal professional privilege cannot apply as provision of a service by a lawyer isn’t within the scope of litigation or advice privilege.

Further, the now Minister Mr Hollinrake in his letter of July 2020 to justice select committee chair Sir Bob Neill MP, said: “The mere fact that HSF acted on behalf of the Post Office in the legal action with the responsibility to minimise losses should prohibit them from taking any role in a compensation scheme.”

https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-ne....

Given that the now Minster had those misgivings regarding that appointment it is clearly in the public interest to have the facts regarding that appointment aired in public.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Bush

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2023/00313

Dear Tim Bush,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 6th June.
Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 4th July.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Regards,

Information Rights Team

Finsbury Dials
20 Finsbury Street
London
EC2Y 9AQ

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2023/00313

Dear Tim Bush,

I am writing with regards to your information rights request, which was
received on 6th June. Apologies for the delay in replying to you.

We have started to consider your request, however we require further
information before we are able to proceed.

Post Office operates a number of compensation schemes and we need more
information from you to assist us in identifying which scheme you would
like information about. Could you please clarify which scheme you are
referring to? Our corporate website has more information on the schemes
(together with progress updates) that you may want to refer to before
coming back to us.

Please note that whilst we wait for your clar ification, your request will
be paused and if we do not hear from you within 2 months, we will close
this case with no further action taken. Once we receive your
clarification, we will write to you informing you of the revised end date
for your request.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER

Dear [email address],

Thank you for the response. Given that today was the deadline for your response I find it unacceptable that you waited until the last day to raise a query that could have been asked far earlier in the timeline of this.

That said. My request relates to what is known as the Historic Shortfall Scheme (HSS). However, your reply implies that Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is involved in other schemes. I therefore request information on any compensation scheme where HSF has an involvement.

Yours sincerely,

Tim Bush

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2023/00397

Dear Tim Bush,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 4th July.
Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 2nd
August.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Regards,

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER

information.rights@postoffice.co.uk, Post Office Limited

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Dear Tim Bush,

WIth apologies for the slight delay. Please find the response attached
relating to your Freedom of Information request.

Regards,

Data Protection and Information Rights Team

100 Wood Street,

London,

EC2V 7ER