Responses to consultation on costs protection in defamation and privacy claims

Robert Sharp made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Justice

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

In 2013, the Ministry of Justice ran a consultation on costs protection in defamation and privacy claims. See here:
https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-c...

In June of 2015 I made an FOIA request, seeking (inter alia) the responses to the consultation received by the Ministry of Justice (your ref: FOI 98468). This request was refused under s. 31(5) of the Act - formation of government policy. See here for the Ministry response: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

The relevant policy was announced on 29 November 2018. Since the s.31(5) considerations are no longer relevant, I am now making a fresh request to receive all responses to the consultation.

To assist in locating these responses, I note from the consultation page that the official who led the project was Tajinder Bhamra, Civil Litigation Funding and Costs, [email address]. I note that Ms Bhamra is no longer in post, but I am aware that the paper and electronic files related to this project, which concluded only two-and-a-half years ago, will still be available.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Sharp

Smeeton, David, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Robert,

Please see the attached acknowledgement of your FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David

 

[1]Ministry of Justice David Smeeton

Policy Advisor

Civil Justice and Law Policy

10^th Floor, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ

 
[2]Protecting and advancing the principles of justice

 

 

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Smeeton, David, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Robert,

 

Please see the attached response to your FOI request and the attached
information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David

 

[1]Ministry of Justice David Smeeton

Policy Advisor

Civil Justice and Law Policy

10^th Floor, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ

 
[2]Protecting and advancing the principles of justice

 

 

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