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Breakdown of legal fees over £50,000: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
5 Jul 2021
Breakdown of legal fees over £50,000: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100209871
Date received: 6 Jun 2021
Date responded: 2 Jul 2021
Information requested

1. In the last five financial years (inclusive of 2021/22), please provide the details of which matters counsel or legal advice was sought for any cumulative cost of legal fees of more than £50,000.

2. This should include live and closed matters, with "matters" taken to be a general description of the action, not the legal specifics, in a way which would eliminate any prejudice in disclosing the sums spent on the action, e.g. Alex Salmond judicial review: £500,000.

Response

The Table below provides all of the information you requested:

Case Reference

Case Name

Total Spend

LIT/12814

AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS LANDLORD'S CLAIMS

£ 825,949.29

LIT/16095

Employment Law - PROCEDURES ADVICE

£ 633,273.00

LIT/13517

DAVID WHITEHOUSE

£ 510,223.98

LIT/08645

SCOTCH WHISKY ASSOCIATION

£ 493,927.67

LIT/10594

CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE

£ 482,266.27

LIT/11601

ROYAL SOCIETY OF PROTECTION OF BIRDS

£ 449,378.74

LIT/13516

PAUL CLARK

£ 427,060.85

LIT/09607

Trump international Golf Club

£ 363,524.22

LIT/09248

ROSS ESTATES LIMITED

£ 155,774.75

LIT/11764

MCMASTER & OTHERS

£ 153,316.75

LIT/15281

INEOS UPSTREAM LTD AND REACH COAL SEAM LTD

£ 150,390.00

LIT/07264

SHETLAND LINE

£ 133,047.68

LIT/15617

Continuity Bill

£ 131,900.10

LIT/05796

PETER THOMSON

£ 107,034.86

LIT/15195

PETITION OF ABC

£ 83,943.50

SGLD/0004

EDINBURGH TRAM INQUIRY

£ 77,290.00

LIT/11067

ZAIN TAJ DEAN

£ 76,756.20

LIT/18556

David Grier v Lord Advocate

£ 72,002.00

LIT/17382

Prorogation of Parliament

£ 70,357.10

LIT/18162

Compassion in world farming international

£ 64,982.67

LIT/09489

BILLY JOHN BROWN

£ 64,362.30

LIT/16444

Pentland Ferries Ltd

£ 61,211.40

LIT/10536

WILLIAM FREDERICK IAN BEGGS

£ 56,400.02

LIT/11911

LC SERVICES (SCOTLAND) LIMITED

£ 56,383.00

LIT/12736

PETER LAVERIE

£ 52,354.67

LIT/18035

KEATINGS

£ 50,020.75


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