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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FER0131423
  • Date: 21 June 2007
  • Public Authority: Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • Summary: The complainant asked Bath & North East Somerset Council for a copy of legal advice supplied to it by its legal adviser, in connection with sewage and drainage issues relating to the Combe Down Stone Mines Project. The request was declined by the Council on the basis that the information was subject to Legal Professional Privilege and was therefore excepted under the EIR regulation 12(5)(b). After requesting a copy of the withheld information and further information about the refusal, the Information Commissioner concluded the claim that the information was subject to legal professional privilege was applicable and the information was exempt from disclosure by virtue of Regulation 12(5)(b).
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