Legal costs for engagement of James Goudie QC (FOI)
Legal costs for engagement of James Goudie QC (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 13 December 2018.
Please would you be able to confirm the total cost of legal fees spent (specifically relating to the engagement of James Goudie QC) in relation to the recent Fire and Rescue Service Association (FRSA) employment tribunal case?
To help further explain, please could you ensure the following information is included:
the cost of engaging his (and or his company's) law services in the States Employment Board (SEB) defence of the FRSA Employment Tribunal Case
the total cost of legal representation provided by the Law Officers’ department including the billable hours of the Senior Legal Advisor and [name redacted]
- costs related to the engagement and accommodation / travel of James Goudie QC
- the same cost of all of the above in relation to any of his associated colleagues also involved of the SEB defence of the FRSA Employment Tribunal Case.
Please also include any referenced documentation, letter and email correspondence, bearing relation to James Goudie QC as key words.
The engagement of legal services in relation to the recent Fire and Rescue Service Association employment tribunal case lies primarily between the Law Officers’ Department and James Goudie QC.
The Law Officers’ Department is not a scheduled public authority under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (FOI Law) and therefore there is no right under Article 8 of the FOI Law to request information held by the Law Officers’ Department.
Invoices in relation to the legal fees incurred (and related disbursements) have not yet been received therefore this information is not held.
As the Law Officers’ Department is not a scheduled public authority under the FOI Law there is no Article 8 right to request information held by them. Therefore correspondence, to the extent it is held by the Law Officers’ Department, is not disclosable and only information that is held by a Ministerial Department (because they are scheduled public authorities) will fall within the scope of your request.