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Responding to requests for information—how much is enough?

Published on: 08 January 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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