- Responding to requests for information—how much is enough?
- What issues did this case raise?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
- What are the implications for public sector lawyers?
- What was the approach of the tribunal in relation to the statutory interpretation of FIA 2000, including application of the purposive approach?
- What was the approach of the tribunal in relation to balancing the rights of the public and the interests of public authorities?
- Are there any grey areas or unresolved issues lawyers will need to watch out for in relation to FIA 2000, s 12?
- How does this case fit in with other case law developments in this area and also the Burns Commission review?
- What are your predictions for future developments?
Public Law analysis: What was First-Tier Tribunal’s approach to balancing the rights of the public and the interests of public authorities with regards to freedom of information requests in the case of Cruelty Free International v Information Commissioner? Jamie Potter, partner at Bindmans considers, the implications of the decision for public sector lawyers.
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