FOI Request Lawyers Fees and Expenses

Request 101001518871

I would like to make a Freedom of Information request for information contained in fees and other expenses paid to:

; in house lawyers, law firms and solicitors (and which law firms/solicitors)
; Advocates & QCs (identities, names of) and Faculty Services,
; fees for any opinions (and numbers of) by Advocates & QCs
; the Scottish Courts Service or Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

from January 2014 to the date of this FOI request

Response 26-06-2017

Summary of fees and expenses paid to law firms, solicitors, Scottish Courts Service and Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service        
from 1 January 2014 to 31 May 2017 :                    
  TOTAL £ (Excludes VAT) Comment              
Morton Fraser                                    123,987 includes : 1 x Legal opinion £9,250 (including court appearance fee unable to separate) + 1 x Legal opinion £3,916 (including court appearance fee unable to separate)
Stronachs                                        1,584                  
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP                                      64,913                  
Clarion Solicitors                                      96,293 includes 1 x legal opinion £375            
Alex Quinn & partners                                        1,472                  
Sheperd and Wedderburn LLP                                        1,277                  
Scottish Court Service                                        6,230                  
Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service                                      11,361                  
TOTAL                                    307,117                  

We are unable to provide the names of Advocates and QC's as this constitutes personal information which is exempt under Section 38 (1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 

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