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MoJ wins privilege battle over PowerPoint slides prepared by counsel for training session

PowerPoint slides prepared by external counsel for training at the Ministry of Justice were subject to legal professional privilege and did not have to be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act, the First-Tier Tribunal has ruled.

April 7th, 2016 | No Comments »

Law Society criticised by its own FoI adjudicator over Blacker e-mails

The Law Society has apologised to its freedom of information adjudicator after failing to provide him with an “additional and substantial” body of information relating to ‘Harry Potter solicitor’ Alan Blacker, also known as Lord Harley. Adam Sowerbutts described the incident as “troubling”.

March 16th, 2016 | No Comments »

Law Society told to disclose letters about ‘Harry Potter solicitor’

The Law Society has been told by its freedom of information adjudicator to disclose letters and reports involving the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the charity run by Alan Blacker, the solicitor also known as Lord Harley, Legal Futures understands.

August 24th, 2015 | No Comments »