Litigation

1. How many litigation cases have been brought against the trust since 2010? (Please provide a breakdown per year) Please note that this information is made available on the NHSLA website at www.nhsla.com. Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act pertains, therefore, since this information is reasonably accessible by other means.

2. For each litigation case brought against the trust, please provide a brief outline of the nature of the case This information is exempt under Section 41 of the Freedom of Information Act – information provided in confidence the disclosure of which to the public would constitute an actionable breach of confidence.

3. For each litigation case brought against the trust, how many did the trust admit liability for? To obtain this information the Trust would need to review the details of each individual litigation case and, therefore, the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

4. For each litigation case brought against the trust, how much money did the trust pay out to the other party? This information is exempt under Section 41 of the Freedom of Information Act – information provided in confidence the disclosure of which to the public would constitute an actionable breach of confidence. Total figures per annum are, however, available at www.nhsla.com.

5. For each litigation case brought against the trust, how much money was spent on legal fees? The Trust does not pay for legal fees on a case by case basis. Instead it pays an annual premium to the NHSLA who then pay the legal costs for each case. Details of the annual contribution by year is available at www.nhsla.com.

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