The claimant had complained about the failure by a local authority to provide certain information. On the direction of the respondent Commissioner, the Council provided the information. The claimant sought compensation for the failure to provide the information withing 20 days, and appealed against the respondent’s decision that he should receive nothing, and now against the request of the Commissioner to have his complaint struck out as unreasonable.
Held: The complaint should be struck out as unreasonable. The claimant suffered dyslexia, but had shown through this and previous actions that he was able to conduct proceedings skilfully. It was unnecessary to require an oral hearing for him to present his case.
 UKFTT 2013 – 0058 (GRC)
The Tribunal Procedure (First-Tier Tribunal) (General Regulatory Chamber) Rules 2009
Information, Litigation Practice
Updated: 19 November 2021; Ref: scu.514751