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Online - The EIR Exceptions
This advanced workshop is aimed at FOI/EIR practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the EIR exceptions and how they operate in practice.

Before examining each exception in turn, we will look closely at the presumption in favour of disclosure and the public interest test, particularly focussing on what the courts and tribunals have said is required in relation to these. This will be followed by a detailed examination of the “class based” exceptions in EIR regulation 12(4) and the “adversely affects” exceptions in EIR reg 12 (5). We will review important decisions and provide guidance on what factors should be considered when applying each exception and when drafting a Refusal Notice.
DATES & COST
£399 + VAT
Date 26 Apr 2022
Time 10:00am to 4:00pm
Book
KEY POINTS
The purpose of the EIR and the requirement to interpret the EIR exceptions in a restrictive manner
The presumption in favour of disclosure and what this means in practice
The operation of the public interest test and public interest arguments relevant to each exception
How to establish whether disclosure would have an adverse effect in any given case and the level of evidence required to support this decision
The specific requirements of each exception
The function of EIR regulation 5 (6)
The ‘omissions’ override and how this operates in practice
The personal data exception
Refusal Notices, Internal Reviews and Enforcement