Freedom of information case tracker
Freedom of information case tracker

The following Public Law guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Freedom of information case tracker
  • Court of Appeal (CA)
  • Upper Tribunal (UT)
  • First-tier Tribunal (FTT)

The freedom of information case tracker records and summarises key decisions and case law rulings relating to enforcement of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, SI 2004/3391 (EIR 2004).

For background reading on this subject, see:

  1. Freedom of information—overview

  2. Environmental information regulation—overview

The trackers under each heading below highlight recent decisions of the following:

  1. Court of Appeal (CA)

  2. Upper Tribunal (UT)

  3. First-tier Tribunal (FTT)

As well as setting out key details of each decision, wherever possible this archive contains links to news analysis and commentary from the Freedom of Information Journal, which is available to Lexis®Library subscribers.

For archived decisions, see:

  1. Freedom of information case tracker [Archived]

  2. Access to environmental information case tracker [Archived]

Court of Appeal (CA)

Citation Summary

Department for Transport v Information Commissioner

[2019] EWCA Civ 2241

CA

26 November 2019

Treatment of ‘mixed information’ should be contexualised, broad and holistic
Abstract: Mr Hastings, a journalist, had made a request to the Department of Communities and Local Government under EIR 2004. The request was for information relating to a meeting held between His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and John Haynes MP on 10 September 2014.
While some information was