Tag Archives: Hugh Tomlinson QC

UPDATE ~ A (strange) response is now in… Dear Information Commissioner’s Blog…

From: Paul C Sent: 15 August 2013 13:12 To: ‘blog@ico.org.uk’ Subject: Enforcement Dear ICO blog, “To send a person’s financial records to the wrong fax number once is careless. To do so continually, despite being aware of the problem, is … Continue reading

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Vexatious requests… and… Wirral Council runs a screening process for FoI releases

18th March 2013 Ever since lodging this, my first FoI request, with Cheshire West & Chester Council back in August 2009, I’ve been busy using my statutory querying rights on a fairly regular basis.  These rights belong to all UK … Continue reading

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Opinion of Senior Counsel, Hugh Tomlinson QC, on Freedom of Information ban by Cheshire West and Chester Council –

Following Cheshire West & Chester Council’s hideously misconceived “ban” on my statutory FoI and personal Data Protection querying rights, the time has come to release the opinion of Senior Counsel Hugh Tomlinson QC, who has granted his permission. This “ban” … Continue reading

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UPDATED – Concealing malpractice / enabling abuse with a Compromise Agreement / Gagging Clause

FoI and Local Authority Gagging Clauses In October 2009, a council employee, in dispute and soon to lose his job, opted to sign a compromise agreement.  The document and its terms were placed before him, as a ‘full and final … Continue reading

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How can an employer remove your statutory #FOI querying rights? Read all about it here…

10th December 2012 Word reaches me that Simon Goacher, #QuackCWaC Head of Legal and ‘Democratic’ Services, he of the undemocratic, unscrutinised FOI / DP ban (see below) that they sought to impose on me when I left the council back … Continue reading

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