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JFRS Association Employment Tribunal costs (FOI)

JFRS Association Employment Tribunal costs (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 11 January 2019.


THE States Employment Board has lost a legal case against the firefighters’ union for failing to stick to a bargaining agreement designed to prevent the emergency services from going on strike.

Can you please confirm the exact total cost of using the London based law firm used to represent the States Employment Board (SEB) in this matter.


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.

Article referenced

Article 8 General right to be supplied with information held by a scheduled public authority

If a person makes a request for information held by a scheduled public authority –

(a) the person has a general right to be supplied with the information by that authority; and

(b) except as otherwise provided by this Law, the authority has a duty to supply the person with the information.

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