The complainant submitted a request to Wandsworth Council (the Council) for a copy of a legal opinion obtained by the Council regarding whether it is lawful for certain events to be held in Battersea Park. The Council withheld this information under the exemption at section 42(1) of the Act, on the grounds that it was subject to legal professional privilege. The Commissioner has investigated and found that the Council has applied the exemption at section 42(1) correctly, and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. Consequently, he does not require the Council to take any further action. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal. Information Tribunal appeal number EA/2011/0075 dismissed.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 42 – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FS50326544
England and Wales
Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.530262