For expert advice or legal support with the Freedom of Information Act, call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9081 or contact us online.

The Freedom of Information Act came into force in 2005 and provides a legal right of access to information held by more than 100,000 public bodies. 

It means that you can ask any public body for all the information it has on any subject you choose, and normally this should be provided within 20 working days. Following Data Protection Law introduced in 1998, Freedom of Information was intended to be a further step towards open government.

However, it can still be a complex area of the law. Our Solicitors can help you to make applications under the Freedom of Information Act, explain the exemptions a public body can use to avoid providing information, as well as the role of the Information Commissioner regarding appeals and enforcing the Freedom of Information Act.

Call our Freedom of Information Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9081 or contact us online.

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