Freedom of Information Journal - Contributors

The following FOI experts have contributed one or more articles to recent editions of Freedom of Information Journal:

 


 


Lynn Aglionby Trowers & Hamlins

Lynn Aglionby
Partner
Trowers & Hamlins

 

 


Lynn Aglionby is a Partner at Trowers & Hamlins in the Dispute Resolution Department. She is a member of the Care Group and has considerable experience of representing clients in the full spectrum of court proceedings including inquests and alternative forms of dispute resolution. She is the lead partner who advises private, public and third sector clients on information management, the Data Protection Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Environmental Information Regulations and the duty of confidentiality.


 


PDP Journals | Charles Brasted - Senior Associate - Lovells LLP

Charles Brasted
Senior associate
TFL

 

 

 

Charles Brasted is a Senior Associate in the public and regulatory law team at Transport for London, having previously been a senior Professional Support Lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills, specialising in freedom of information and all other aspects of public law. In addition to having advised clients on freedom of information and public law more generally, Anna is experienced in preparing and delivering training to clients in the public and private sectors on developments in freedom of information law and other public law issues. She recently co-authored Herbert Smith’s Freedom of Information: a guide for business and is also co-author of the chapter on the Environmental Information Regulations in the latest edition of the Law Society’s Freedom of Information Handbook.

 

 


 


Anna Condliffe, Senior Associate, TFL

Anna Condliffe
Senior Associate
TFL

 

 

Anna Condliffe is a Senior Associate in the public and regulatory law team at Transport for London, having previously been a senior Professional Support Lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills, specialising in freedom of information and all other aspects of public law. In addition to having advised clients on freedom of information and public law more generally, Anna is experienced in preparing and delivering training to clients in the public and private sectors on developments in freedom of information law and other public law issues. She recently co-authored Herbert Smith’s Freedom of Information: a guide for business and is also co-author of the chapter on the Environmental Information Regulations in the latest edition of the Law Society’s Freedom of Information Handbook.

 

 


 


Paul Gibbons, Information Rights Consultant

Paul Gibbons
Consultant
aka FOIman (blogger)

 

 

Paul Gibbons is a trainer, writer and consultant, specialising in information rights including freedom of information (FOI) and data protection. He is best known for his foiman.com website where he regularly comments on freedom of information issues and provides resources for information rights practitioners and users. Paul began his career as an archivist and records manager, starting in the pharmaceutical industry over 20 years ago, and including a period as Parliamentary Records Manager, based in the House of Lords. For a decade after this he worked as an information governance manager, first for the Mayor of London, preparing the Greater London Authority for the new right of access under FOI, then in the NHS and in higher education.

 

 



PDP Journals | Jackie Gray - Director - Dickinson Dees

Jackie Gray
Managing Associate
Bond Dickinson

 

 

Jackie Gray is a Managing Associate at Bond Dickinson. She has acted on a variety of PPP/PFI Projects and advised on a wide range of public sector commercial work, with particular expertise in BSF, IT and outsourcing.

Jackie specialises in Freedom of Information and Data Protection for Public Sector clients but advises on all aspects of information governance in the Public Sector.

Jackie has worked with public authorities on the implementation of FOI and advises on the application of exemptions in relation to specific requests, handling reviews and appeals and dealing with information requests and confidentiality issues in public procurements. She also advises on a wide range of data protection issues including data sharing arrangements, subject access requests, dealing with data security issues and advising on compliance programmes.

She regularly provides client training on FOI and DPA and speaks at conferences and presents seminars on information law issues. Jackie also sits on the Examination Board for the Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information.

 



Robin Hopkins Barrister 11KBW

Robin Hopkins
Barrister
11KBW

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Hopkins is a Barrister at 11KBW in London. A major part of Robin’s practice involves advisory and litigation work on freedom of information, data protection and environmental information matters. He regularly appears in the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals on issues ranging from national security to commercial confidentiality, often against or alongside silks or senior juniors.

Robin’s notable recent cases include Bruton v IC and Duchy of Cornwall (Duchy of Cornwall a public authority for EIR purposes), Marriott v IC and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (police information on the “Jack the Ripper” case), All Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition v IC and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK’s role in rendition to Guantanamo Bay) and Chichester District Council v IC and Friel (local authority planning decisions and commercial confidentiality).

Together with Tim Pitt-Payne QC and Anya Proops, Robin edits the Information Law Reports. He also regularly advises public and private sector parties on data protection duties and on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

Robin is a Member of the Examination Board for the Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information.

 



Dave Hughes, Eversheds

Dave Hughes
Senior Associate
Eversheds

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Hughes is a Senior Associate in the privacy and information law team at Eversheds LLP. He specialises in working on privacy and information law matters for both public and private sector clients in the UK and internationally, assisted by Eversheds’ international network of overseas specialists.

Dave regularly assists clients with privacy tasks such as internal audits, training of data protection officers, managing security breaches, updating internal policies and procedures, drafting data transfer and processing agreements. He also regularly advises clients on information law issues, including dealing with requests, appeals, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the First-Tier Tribunal: Information Rights.

 



Christopher Knight, 11KBW

Christopher Knight
Barrister
11KBW

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Knight is a Barrister at 11KBW in London. A major part of Christopher’s practice involves advisory and litigation work on freedom of information, data protection and environmental information matters. He regularly appears in the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals.

He appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Media Legal Defence Initiative and the Campaign for Freedom of Information as interveners in Kennedy v Charity Commission, and has appeared in the Upper Tribunal in Camden v ICO & Voyias (squatters’ property list) and UCAS v ICO (scope of FOIA). He has advised a local authority on a major potential data breach, appeared in ANH v Portsmouth City Council (disclosure of independent report into Mike Hancock), and acts in a monetary penalty case under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

 


 

 

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Charles Livingston
Associate
Brodies

 

 

Charles Livingston is an Associate in Brodies’ public law litigation team. He regularly advises and acts for public and private sector clients in relation to public law issues, including questions relating to freedom of information and data protection legislation. He has acted in a number of appeals involving FOI and DP (including the House of Lords case of Common Services Agency v Scottish Information Commissioner), and has delivered training on FOI and DP issues to clients including the Scottish Information Commissioner's Office, the Scottish Government and others.

 

 


 

 

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