Price and Nominal Defendant

Application number:
2002 S0099
Decision date:
Monday, Feb 24, 2003

Price and Nominal Defendant
(2002 S0099, 24 February 2003) 

The applicant sought access to all documents of the respondent which related to himself.  Assistant Commissioner Moss upheld an exemption claim by the respondent under s.43(1) of the FOI Act in respect of the documents remaining in issue, which comprised internal file notes of the respondent's solicitors, parts of the solicitors' memoranda of fees, and  correspondence passing between the respondent and its solicitors.  AC Moss was satisfied that the matter in issue satisfied the test for attracting attracted legal professional privilege.