22 November 2018
13:00 - 16:30

Presented by:
Campaign for Freedom of Information


This course covers the most significant FOI decisions issued recently

We are sorry but this event has SOLD OUT. If you’d like to go on a waiting list for a place in the event of a cancellation or would be interested in attending a repeat of the course in the near future, please email If there is sufficient interest we may be able to put on an extra course.


The Information Commissioner has issued over 11,500 decision notices under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations – while the Information Rights Tribunal has published over 1,800 decisions. A number of appeals to the Upper Tribunal and courts have also been decided. These complex decisions are essential materials for anyone trying to understand what public authorities must do to comply with the legislation.


This course, now in its 13th year, is aimed at experienced FOI practitioners and others with a good working knowledge of the legislation. It highlights the latest developments in the way the exemptions, public interest test and the legislation’s procedural requirements are being interpreted.


The course will cover the most significant FOI decisions issued since the previous course in November 2017. The content will therefore depend on the cases decided in that period, but typically addresses issues such as:

  • “Fair” & “unfair” disclosures of personal data
  • The FOI/EIR border
  • The application of specific exemptions such as those for breach of confidence and commercial interests
  • Where the public interest line is being drawn
  • Vexatious requests
  • The cost limit, aggregating requests, invalid requests, advice & assistance and other administrative provisions


Individual tickets for this event are £220.

There are discounts available for multiple bookings:

2 tickets are £385 (saving £55)
3 tickets are £495 (saving £165)
4 tickets are £605 (saving £275)
5 tickets are £715 (saving £385)

Discounts will be applied automatically when placing up to 5 tickets in your basket.

We also need to collect names and a contact email address for all the attendees you are booking for so that they can be sent the joining instructions for the course. You will be asked to fill out a name and email contact for each attendee.
If you would like to book more than 5 tickets for this event, please email
For general enquiries, please contact Katherine Gundersen on 020 7324 2519.

22 November 2018
13:00 - 16:30

Campaign for Freedom of Information



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