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Legal aid appeals for JR of the TCAB’s decisions

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Legal Aid Department,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following information:

1. The number of legal aid appeals for judicial review of the Torture Claims Appeal Board (TCAB)’s decisions which were received in the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)?
2. The number of legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions which were received in the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)?
3. The number of legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions which were received in the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)?
4. The number of legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions which were received in the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)?
5. The number of legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions which were received in the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)?

6. The number of legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions (i) granted and (ii) refused, in the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i) and (ii).
7. The number of legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions (i) granted and (ii) refused, in the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i) and (ii).
8. The number of legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions (i) granted and (ii) refused, in the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i) and (ii).
9. The number of legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions (i) granted and (ii) refused, in the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i) and (ii).
10. The number of legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions (i) granted and (ii) refused, in the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)? Please provide the number for each of (i) and (ii).

11. The number of adjournments in legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation, in the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii) and (iii).
12. The number of adjournments in legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation, in the period 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii) and (iii).
13. The number of adjournments in legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation, in the period 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii) and (iii).
14. The number of adjournments in legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation, in the period 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii) and (iii).
15. The number of adjournments in legal aid appeals for judicial review of the TCAB’s decisions (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation, in the period 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii) and (iii).

On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above requests by 15 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong ([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Kind regards,
Freshfields

Dear Legal Aid Department,

The response to this request has been delayed. We look forward to receiving your reply.

Yours faithfully,
Raymond Wong

法律援助署

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Dear Sir,

        Regarding your data access request, please refer to the attachment
for our reply.

Your sincerely,
Ms Doris UNG
for Director of Legal Aid

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Dear Legal Aid Department,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Legal Aid Department's handling of my FOI request 'Legal aid appeals for JR of the TCAB’s decisions'.

We were informed by the Legal Aid Department that it does not maintain the requested information and is, therefore, unable to provide us with such information. We are of the view that the requested information ought to be kept as a matter of good administration.

Could you please review our request and provide the requested information?

If not, we would be grateful if you could:
• provide the reasons why the Legal Aid Department does not maintain the requested statistics; and
• let us know where we can obtain the requested information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://accessinfo.hk/en/request/legal_a...

Yours faithfully,

Raymond Wong

法律援助署

Dear Sir,

        We write to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail of 22.8.2019. We
shall give you a reply in due course.

Your sincerely,
Ms K. C. WONG
for Director of Legal Aid

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法律援助署

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Dear Sir,

        We refer to your email of 22.8.2019, raising requisitions on our
reply to you on 20.8.2019, which replied to your applications for access
to information on 5.7.2019 at 16:07. Please refer to the attachment for
our reply.

Yours sincerely,
Ms Doris UNG
for Director of Legal Aid

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