Vexatious (FOI) and unreasonable (EIR) requests

Refusing a request as vexatious is always a last resort, but sometimes a slew of requests or a targeted campaign justifies this significant step. Following the lead of the notorious Dransfield case at the Upper Tribunal, there are dozens of examples of successful (and sometimes unsuccessful) refusals for the worst excesses.

Course includes:

  • The Upper Tribunal definition of vexatious

  • Factors to take into account – burden, motive, seriousness, effect on staff

  • The issue of the request vs the requester

  • Vexatious patterns

  • Vexatious refusals based on the burden of exemptions and redaction

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