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Freedom of Information


11:59 pm

Event Type

Freedom of Information
Breakfast Briefing
London School of Economics
19th January 2004
8.30am to 10.30am

Senior Library Managers – would you like to know more about the implications of the Freedom of Information Act on your service?

Would you like to eat a hearty breakfast while you learn?

Then come along to the CPD25 breakfast briefing on the Freedom of Information Act on the 19th January 2005 at the London School of Economics.

Breakfast will be served before the briefing,
the legal expertise will be provided by:

Andrea Chute LLM Barrister
Andrea is a JSB Trainer/Consultant and practising barrister specialising in employment law. Before becoming a lawyer, Andrea had a business background in publishing, marketing and sales. She is Visiting Lecturer in Employment Law at the University of Westminster and has particular experience of designing and conducting employment law courses for major organisations, including several large trade unions and the TUC itself.
Key areas of expertise:

Employment law – all aspects

Employment tribunals

Advocacy skills

Commercial contract law

This event is aimed at senior managers.

This could be the most useful breakfast you ever eat!


Background to the Act

Broad outline of the rights that are conferred on applicants

Overview of the operation of the Act

Applicants who can ask for information

The information which must be made available

The organisations who are covered by the Act

Publication schemes

The process by which an applicant can request information

How an organisation should process a request for information

The process an organisation should adopt when a request for information is not understood

What an organisation can charge for processing a request

Refusing requests and the process to be adopted

What to do in the face of repeated requests

The use an applicant can make of information received

The format in which information is to be provided

Implementing the Act

The Codes of Practice

The Model Action Plan

Leadership & Policy

Training & Awareness

Information & Records Management

Customers & Stakeholders

Systems & Procedures


Useful links

Cost is £100 for CPD25 members, £175 for M25 affiliate members and £200 for other institutions, including breakfast.

Please note that there are 15 places available for this event, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings will close on the 12th January 2005 and any cancellations after that date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a “no show??? or cancellation on the day 100% cancellation charges will apply.

Booking form for M25 Members   Booking form for non-Members