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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

Our team will advise on freedom of information law including the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.

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Our freedom of information solicitors have particular experience in advising public authorities on complex freedom of information requests. We are regularly instructed on requests made in relation to wider complaints or grievances or requests that relate to high profile matters that risk causing the public authority significant reputational damage.

In addition to dealing with the more complex requests, we also have clients who outsource their more routine requests to us, where they do not have the resources to deal with the requests in house.

We are frequently asked to advise clients who are not themselves subject to freedom of information law but who have nevertheless been caught indirectly through their interaction with public authorities. For example, where a charity client has provided information to the Charity Commission (which is a public body and is therefore subject to FOIA), and the Charity Commission subsequently receives a freedom of information request for information about the charity.

If you are seeking advice on freedom of information requests, please contact Andrew Gallie on 0117 314 5623.

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Our experienced team of data protection solicitors provides specialist legal advice on all aspects of information law and data protection compliance.

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Andrew Gallie - Data Protection Solicitor in Bristol - VWV Solicitors
Penny Bygrave - Senior Associate & Data Protection Solicitor in London - VWV Law Firm
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Vicki Bowles - Senior Associate & Data Protection Solicitor in Bristol - VWV Solicitors
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