Case Number 4739
Request Date 22/04/2016
Completion Date 27/10/2016 

 

Details of the Request

Please disclose in relation to the past 5 years:

  1. the trust’s total spend on services by Capsticks LLP and its predecessor firm Capsticks LLP (whether these relate to legal services, investigations, training, sub-contracting consultants or investigators or any other services).
     
  2. what proportion of this total amount has been spent in cases where staff members had previously made public interest disclosures, and how many such cases were Capsticks LLP.
     
  3. how many of these cases involving Capsticks LLP in which staff members had previously made public interest disclosures ended in dismissal of the staff concerned.
     
  4. how many trust compromise agreements have Capsticks LLP handled in the last 5 years.

 

Details of the Response

1. the trust’s total spend on services by Capsticks LLP and its predecessor firm Capsticks LLP (whether these relate to legal services, investigations, training, sub-contracting consultants or investigators or any other services). The following figures include VAT.

2011/12 £32,779
2012/13 £10,368
2013/14 £32,458
2014/15 £136,426
2015/16 £31,594

 

2 a. what proportion of this total amount has been spent in cases where staff members had previously made public interest disclosures, * and

2 b. how many such cases were Capsticks LLP *.

3. how many of these cases involving Capsticks LLP in which staff members had previously made public interest disclosures ended in dismissal of the staff concerned. *

4. how many trust compromise agreements have Capsticks LLP handled in the last 5 years. *

*The Trust holds the requested information for questions 2, 3 and 4, but considers it is exempt under section 12 of the Act, as the cost of compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit. This would be a lengthy and resource intensive process as it involves manually extracting the data.