Unhappy with the Commissioner's decision
The Commissioner will make a decision based on the information provided by you and the public authority as soon as possible. The decision will be either to uphold your complaint in full or in part, or to not uphold your complaint.
You, and the public authority, will be sent the decision in a Decision Notice.
That Notice will include:
- the Commissioner’s reasons for the decision;
- any steps to be taken by the public authority to comply with the requirement or to comply with the request for the information;
- the period of time within which those steps must be taken; and
- the right of appeal to the High Court.
You cannot ask the Commissioner to review his decision, but you (and the public authority) do have the right to appeal the decision notice to the High Court on a point of law.
It is recommended that you seek legal advice from an Advocate if you are considering making such an appeal.