RE:- Payments to the Barristers Administrative Court Birmingham Instructed by Legal and Governance Services,

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Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee

Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

I, Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee do hereby make a request that:-

1) There was a Judgment given in the High Court of Justice Administrative Court in Birmingham case number CO/633/2014 which has been published on the Bailii Web Site
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admi...
NCN: [2014] EWHC 2617 (Admin)
Before Mr Justice Hikinbotttom
The Queen on the Application of
(1) Shella Winder
(2) Lisa Marie Dowen
and
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Defendant
and
The Equality and Human Rights Commission Intervener

Can you provide me the details of the amount that had been paid to the Barristers instructed by the Council
The Name of the officer in the Legal Services Department who had instructed the Barrister
and
The Costs that had been paid to the Child Poverty Action Group Barristers Richard Drabbie QC and Tom Royston for the Claimant

2. I would like you to provide me with copies of the Court Orders. If you can inform me the amount of Money which have to be paid where you can send me by Email Attachment.

I thank you in advance and wait to hear from you

Yours faithfully,

Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee
 
 
Your request for information has been passed to an investigating officer.
 
Your reference is FS-Case-62803420
 
 
Thank you
 
Sandwell MBC

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee,
 
Information Request - FS-Case-62803420
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. In response to your
request I can confirm the following:
 
 
By Email Only: [FOI #448625 email] FAO: Ismail
Abdulhai Bhamjee My Ref: Your Ref: Please ask for: Telephone No:
Email: Date: 21st December 2017 Dear Mr Bhamjee, Freedom of
Information Request RE:- Payments to the Barristers Administrative Court
Birmingham Instructed by Legal and Governance Services, [IL0:
UNCLASSIFIED] Thank you for your freedom of information request received
on 25th November 2017 requesting information in respect of a 2014 High
Court case which the Council defended. Some of the information covered by
your request is already available in the public domain, however, it has
been provided to you with this letter. You requested: “1) There was a
Judgment given in the High Court of Justice Administrative Court in
Birmingham case number CO/633/2014 which has been published on the Bailii
Web Site http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admi... NCN:
[2014] EWHC 2617 (Admin) Before Mr Justice Hikinbotttom The Queen on the
Application of (1) Shella Winder (2) Lisa Marie Dowen and Sandwell
Metropolitan Borough Council Defendant and The Equality and Human Rights
Commission Intervener Can you provide me the details of the amount that
had been paid to the Barristers instructed by the Council The Name of the
officer in the Legal Services Department who had instructed the Barrister
and The Costs that had been paid to the Child Poverty Action Group
Barristers Richard Drabbie QC and Tom Royston for the Claimant.” In answer
to your request, please see attached a previous response to a similar
request. This document can be found at Sandwell Council's website at the
following link:
http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/downloads/fil...
You asked for the name of the officer in the Legal Services Department who
had instructed the Barrister. This was Neeraj Sharma. You requested: “2. I
would like you to provide me with copies of the Court Orders. If you can
inform me the amount of Money which have to be paid where you can send me
by Email Attachment.” In answer to your request, the Council relies on the
exemption in: Section 32(1) of the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA). The
Council is not obliged to provide information contained in a court record
by virtue of section 32(1) (c) of the FOIA. Section 32 (1) exempts
information contained in certain litigation documents and court, tribunal
and enquiry records. The information you are seeking is contained in the
court documents which were created by the court, or a member of the
administrative staff of the court. The terms of this exemption in the FOIA
mean that we do not have to consider whether or not it would be in the
public interest for you to have the information. You can also find more
information by reading the full text of the FOIA for the above exemption
(available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000... I
trust that this information is of use to you, however if you are
dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask
for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted
within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your request,
and should be addressed to: Information Management Unit Sandwell Council
House Freeth Street Oldbury West Midlands B69 3DE Email –
[Sandwell Council request email] If you are not content with the outcome of
an internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the
Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can
be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water
Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF Please remember to quote the above
reference in any future communications. Yours sincerely, Service Manager
 
 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
request, and should be addressed to:
 
Information Management Unit
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 3DE
 
Email – [Sandwell Council request email]
 
If you are not content with the outcome of an internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Sandwell MBC

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