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Nicola Laver

Editor, Solicitors Journal

Freedom of information

Freedom of information


Individuals and organisations outside of the UK can make requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and litigate it in the UK, regardless of where their citizenship or residency is, the first-tier tribunal ruled. Sam Fowles of Cornerstone barristers welcomed the decision as “sensible” and said: “Transparency is essential to democracy. Construing FOIA as excluding individuals (including British citizens) who make requests from foreign countries would have been arbitrary and wrong.”
29 January 2021