Freedom of Information

Event Date: March 28, 2019

Course Outline

The Scottish Government has announced that the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 will be extended to apply to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) from November this year. We will look at the terms of the legislation and discuss what RSLs should do in preparation, as well as discussing some relevant case study examples.

Who should attend?

This session will be relevant for housing staff who will be tasked with responding to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests as well as senior management who wish to have an informed oversight into how to comply. This course will provide practical guidance on the requirements of the legislation.

Introducing our speakers…

Lauren Little is a Partner within our Glasgow commercial projects team and has over 10 years’ experience in housing law at TC Young. Lauren advises RSL clients on a wide range of commercial contract, governance and compliance matters including finance, procurement, corporate structures and development.

Eileen Barr is a Solicitor in our Glasgow commercial projects team. Having trained at TC Young, Eileen has extensive experience in acting for RSLs in a wide range of contract, governance and compliance matters. She has written a number of articles on the extension of FOI to RSLs and is taking the lead within the firm on advising on this fascinating area of law.

Len Freedman is a Consultant in our Glasgow commercial projects team. With over 40 years’ practising experience Len has advised a number of RSLs and both public and private bodies in relation to a variety of areas of law in his distinguished career. Len recently acted for SFHA in their response to the Scottish Government consultation on the extension of FOI to RSLs, as well as drafting the SFHA Guidance on the Environmental Information Regulations which RSLs have been obliged to comply with since 2014.

Where, when and cost …

21 March 2019 – RCPSG, Glasgow, G2 5RJ, 09:30 – 12:30

28 March 2019 – RICS, 125 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD, 09:30 – 12:30

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Delegate cost: £50 plus VAT