Freedom of Information
This Practice complies with the FOI Act and maintains a comprehensive ‘Publication Scheme’ that provides information which is readily accessible without the need for a formal request.
We will seek to satisfy all FOI Act requests promptly and within 20 working days. However, if necessary we will extend this timescale to give full consideration to a Public Interest test.
At the same time, we will continue to protect the personal data entrusted to us, by disclosing it only in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and will consult with third parties before disclosing information that could affect their rights and interests.
Requests for information under the Act will be subject to a charge according to the FoI Act Fees Regulations or other applicable regulations, including the Data Protection Act 1998, prevailing at that time.