Freedom of Information
We regularly advise commercial entities on their rights to access to information held by public bodies and central government, whether in relation to specific public law disputes or more generally.
We have expertise in drafting requests for disclosure of material held by public bodies and in pursuing such requests if necessary on appeal.
We have specific experience of dealing with complaints to the UK Information Commissioner and appeals to the Information Tribunal.
Our expertise also covers rights of access to environmental information and we have advised clients on issues relating to the disclosure of such material.
News & insights
Publications: 09 APRIL 2021
What’s behind the new “European Green Digital Coalition”?Read more
News: 08 APRIL 2021
Allen & Overy significantly strengthens its German set-up, adding four new partners to its offices in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburg. German partnership grows by almost ten percent…Read more
Publications: 30 MARCH 2021
To be forewarned is to be forearmed: public procurement procedures and remedies - judgement of the CJEU in CASE C-771/19 NAMA AND OTHERS V ARCHI EXETASISRead more
Publications: 29 MARCH 2021
On 25 and 26 March 2021, the two chambers of the German parliament – the Bundestag and the Bundesrat – approved the Federal Act on the Introduction of a Register on Lobbying at the German Bundestag…Read more