Kirkham v Information Commissioner: [2018] UKUT 6 (AAC)

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber decision by Judge Wikeley on 9 January 2018.

Read the full decision in GI/1321/2017.

Judicial Summary

FOIA - appeal transferred from FTT to Upper Tribunal - strike-out application by Information Commissioner - preliminary issue - whether information request made to Senior President of Tribunals or to HMCTS or to a ‘hybrid’ of HMCTS and the judiciary - whether email letter from Information Commissioner’s Office to requester refusing to proceed with consideration of complaint on basis ICO did not have jurisdiction constituted a “decision notice” for purposes of right of appeal to FTT - BBC v Sugar and Fish Legal considered.

Published 18 January 2018