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Legal spend

Request for information – FOI13412

Thank you for your e-mail of 5 September 2013 which we acknowledge.

I confirm Ordnance Survey does hold the information to respond to your information request, and we respond to each of your points as follows:

1. The total expenditure by Ordnance Survey on external legal advice by financial year for each of the last 10 years.

Legal fees – totals for year ( £ ):

2003/04 663,382
2004/05 505,568
2005/06 473,195
2006/07 1,128,469
2007/08 564,227
2008/09 442,056
2009/10 721,632
2010/11 843,829
2011/12 79,543
2012/13 130,935

2. Total expenditure by Ordnance Survey on internal legal staff by financial year for each of the last 10 years.

Legal team staff costs – totals for year ( £ ):

2003/04 688,030
2004/05 660,017
2005/06 566,648
2006/07 505,214
2007/08 471,570
2008/09 620,868
2009/10 654,812
2010/11 561,045
2011/12 622,752
2012/13 556,258

As all the requested information has been provided, we have determined that in all the circumstances of this case the Public interest consideration (section 17 FOIA) is not applicable in this instance.

Internal review
Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our FOI Internal Review Officer, by contacting them as follows:

FOI Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

E-mail: foi@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The FOI Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The FOI Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal with the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

The Case Reception Unit
Customer Service Team
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

E-mail: mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 for advice, Monday to Friday.

Thank you for your enquiry.

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