Re: Simon Power's appointment of J.Ian Binnie to review Bain compensation claim

K.Rees made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

The request was refused by Ministry of Justice.

From: K.Rees

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I am requesting information about Simon Power's appointment of J. Ian Binnie' employment/selection to review the Bain compensation case.

I would like to know who first put Binnie's name forward to Power, leading to his engagement.
How was Binnie *in particular * selected. ?
The letter from Power to Binnie setting out the terms of his engagement is already in the public domain.
I am requesting the correspondence between Power and Binnie, that immediately preceeded that letter, and/or also any correspondence or minutes of meetings between Bain's representatives and Power that preceeded Binnie's appointment.

thank you

Yours faithfully,


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To Mr Rees,

Please find attached our response to your OIA request.




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K.Rees left an annotation ()

the crucial question *not* answered; they claim legal privilEge,
so Si Power's butt still covered in relation to how he picked Binnie, or who in fact DID pick Binnie,.

It has not gone unnoticed that .

"Helen Cull QC Defence lawyer in the David Bain retrial served with Judge Iain Binnie on the International Commission of Jurists."

which is why I asked my question.

still, nothing ventured I guess... :(

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luciane bryant left an annotation ()

Note from the Ministry of Justice: Most of the questions were answered and the only question the Ministry withheld was because it is under legal privilege.

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