Posted by: John Brace | 18th April 2018

Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) case involving information request to Wirral Council by Martin Morton listed for public hearing on Thursday 26th April 2018

Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) case involving information request to Wirral Council by Martin Morton listed for public hearing on Thursday 26th April 2018

Liverpool Civil & Family Court, Vernon Street, Liverpool, L2 2BX (where the hearing for First-Tier Tribunal case EA/2017/0108 would have been held) which was cancelled and transferred to the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)

Liverpool Civil & Family Court, Vernon Street, Liverpool, L2 2BX (where the hearing for First-Tier Tribunal case EA/2017/0108 would have been held) which was cancelled and transferred to the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)

On the 26th April 2018 next week starting at 10.30 am is a public hearing in Upper Tribunal case GIA/3037/2017.

This involves a Freedom of Information request made to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council by Anthony Martin Morton on the 5th August 2016.

This was refused twice by Wirral Council and then this refusal was appealed to the regulator the Information Commissioner.

This resulted in ICO decision notice FS50649341 which requested partial disclosure which can be read here.

Mr Morton then appealed ICO’s decision notice to the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights) where it was listed for a hearing (case EA/2017/0108).

However, before the hearing could take place the President of the First-tier Tribunal transferred it to the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) under Rule 19 of the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (General Regulatory Chamber) Rules 2009.

It then became Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) case GIA/3037/2017 and was re-listed for a hearing to be held at Field House, 15-25 Breams Buildings, London, EC4A 1DZ.

Parties in the matter are Mr Martin Morton (Appellant), The Information Commissioner (1st Respondent) and Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council (2nd Respondent).

Representing Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council is Robin Hopkins of 11KBW, who in the interests of full disclosure and transparency regular readers of this blog may remember I faced in a different First-tier Tribunal matter (also involving Wirral Council and the application of s.36 and s.40) in EA/2016/0033.

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  1. I’ve never met Martin Moreton, and unless he suddenly takes to betting on uncertain outcomes, begins supping ale to the point where he becomes a menace to himself and other members of the public, and then two Doctors are quickly required to get together and declare him insane and announe, ‘he’s mad’ under the Provisions of The Mental Health Act, it’s likely he will ever encounter me. But, despite this and cognisant that I’ll never get to know Martin, I always hope that Martin finds happiness and a little peace of mind whilst dealing with the bastard Council.

    • Thanks for your comment bobby47. As usual you have a style of writing that is unique!

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