Post Office Limited’s Attempt to Recuse a High Court Judge

Eleanor Shaikh made this Freedom of Information request to Post Office Limited

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Dear Post Office Limited,

On 21st March 2019, POL issued an application to recuse Mr Justice Fraser, the High Court Judge presiding over the Group Litigation.

Please can you release minutes (and attendees) of the POL Board and GLO Sub-Committee meetings at which this course of action was discussed and decided.

On 9th April 2019, POL delivered an appeal against the Judge’s refusal to recuse himself. Please can you release minutes (and attendees) of the POL Board and GLO Sub-Committee meeting at which this course of action was discussed and decided.

Yours sincerely
Eleanor Shaikh

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Ms Shaikh,

Please find an acknowledgement attached to your Freedom of Information
Request.

Regards,

Kerry Moodie

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

0333 665 3951

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Ms Shaikh,

Please find attached a letter in relation to your Freedom of Information
request.

Regards,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Ms Shaikh,

Please find attached letter in relation to your Freedom of Information
Request.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

Dear Jackie

Thank you for your response of 13.01.2021 and clarification request regarding FOI 2020/00931.

With respect to the minutes (and attendees) of POL’s GLO Sub-Committee meetings at which the recusal and recusal appeal were discussed, I would like to see all sections of the minutes.

With respect to the minutes (and attendees) of POL’s Board meetings at which the recusal and recusal appeal were discussed, I am happy for you to exclude material that is unconnected to POL’s High Court litigation.

Many thanks,

Yours sincerely

Eleanor Shaikh

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Ms Shaikh,

Please find attached the response relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

Regards,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

Dear Information Rights Team,

Many thanks for your response to my FOI request 2020/00931 and the documents supplied.

Both my original request, however, and my response to your request for clarification, stated that I also sought documents pertaining to the GLO Sub-Committee and POL Board decision to appeal Judge Fraser’s refusal to recuse himself.

Judge Fraser made this decision on 9th April 2019.

Please can you release minutes of the Board/GLO Sub-Committee meetings in which POL chose to appeal Judge Fraser’s decision not to recuse himself.

For clarification, with respect to the minutes (and attendees) of POL’s GLO Sub-Committee meetings at which the recusal appeal was discussed, I would like to see all sections of the minutes.

With respect to the minutes (and attendees) of POL’s Board meetings at which the recusal appeal was discussed, I am happy for you to exclude material that is unconnected to POL’s High Court litigation.

Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Shaikh

information.rights, Post Office Limited

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Dear Ms Shaikh

Thank you for your email of 11 February, the contents of which are noted.

 

Please note that due to members of the Information Rights team being
absent since the middle of December 2020 due to Covid-19, it is taking
longer to process information requests at this time. However, in light of
your email we are in the process of further reviewing our records and will
aim to respond to your email as soon as reasonably practicable. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Rights
Data Protection and Information Rights Team

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London
EC2Y 9AQ

[email address]

 

 

 

 

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information.rights, Post Office Limited

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Dear Ms Shaikh

 

Further to my email of 15 February, we are expanding our search criteria
and reviewing further information. We will aim to respond substantively
before 11 March 2021. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Rights
Data Protection and Information Rights Team

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London
EC2Y 9AQ

[email address]

 

 

 

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Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Ms Shaikh,

Please find the further response attached relating to your Freedom of
Information request.

Regards,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ