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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
You asked for the amount of money spent by the Scottish Government on external legal advice in the independent review into the closure of The New School, Butterstone, and the legal firms involved.
The answer to your question is that, as noted in paragraph 1.7 of The Independent Review into the Closure of the New School Butterstone, external legal advice was provided by Harper Macleod LLP. A total of £7,269 was spent on external legal advice.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House