Spending on external legal services for inquests

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Dear University of Reading,

I'm interested to know the amount the University has spent on external legal support for inquests into the deaths of students or staff where it is a party to proceedings.

How much in pounds sterling has the University spent on external legal support since 2014, by year, up until the latest date for which data is available?

How much of this amount has been spent on work relating to coroner-led inquests?

For clarity, legal support could include, for example, the hiring of a barrister, solicitor, paralegal or legal assistant who is not ordinarily employed by the University.

Please assist me in my request for this information as per the relevant legislation.
I would like to receive these data in Excel file format.

Yours faithfully,

Basia Cummings

IMPS, University of Reading

Dear Ms Cummings,
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Yours sincerely,
Sinead Latham
Information Management & Policy Services (IMPS), University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AH
t: +44 (0)118 378 8981 www.reading.ac.uk/foia

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