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Breakdown of legal fees from £25,000 - £50,000: FOI release

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

Published:
4 Aug 2021
Breakdown of legal fees from £25,000 - £50,000: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100220760
Date received: 5 Jul 2021
Date responded: 3 Aug 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 £25,000 and less than £50,000, itemised by amount.

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.

3 . Please provide the total cost of all counsel or legal advice sought for the last ten years inclusive of 2021/22, by year.

Response

The tables below provide the information you have requested.

The first table provides details for items 1 and 2 from your FOI request.

Case Reference

Case Name

Total

Spend

LIT/10904

STUART QUINN

£ 41,104.00

LIT/15261

SPUC

£ 40,256.00

LIT/16729

Abundance Investment LTD and Donald Houston v Scottish Ministers

£ 40,146.08

LIT/09774

NEIL ROBERTSON

£ 36,814.52

LIT/11561

JOHN STEWART

£ 36,500.00

LIT/17863

Gigaclear Limited v Scottish Ministers

£ 35,455.18

LIT/18522

For Women Scotland - petition for judicial review:

£ 32,819.00

LIT/13552

P PETITIONER

£ 31,246.50

LIT/17486

Perth & Kinross council v Scottish ministers

£ 30,432.00

LIT/17476

William McCulloch v Scottish Ministers

£ 27,136.00

LIT/17243

Michael Glancy v Scottish Ministers (petition)

£ 26,660.00

LIT/10947

POOLE V DOYLE & REGISTERS OF SCOTLAND

£ 25,990.25

LIT/18528

Shannon Dalton

£ 25,699.00

Table 2 provides some of the information requested for item 3 (we are only required to hold financial information for 7 years)

2015/16

£2,865,036.28

2016/17

£2,058,493.28

2017/18

£1,381,649.53

2018/19

£1,239,044.55

2019/20

£1,746,474.63

2020/21

£1,808,440.99

2021/22

£385,980.90


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