UK: Many out there to help you
There are detailed guidelines by the Information Commissioner out there and lots of good pieces of advice from experienced journalists.
Britain: Public wobbing by MySpace
MySpace and Heather Brook of Your Right to Know provide an online option for filing first wob-requests at WhatDoTheyKnow.com. Here you'll find a long list of authorities, that can be wobbed, and you can see a series of examples from others, who have tried to get access to information. Journalists should remember, that all requests are visible immediately, so that they will not necessarily have a solo story.
Britain: Guidelines on wobbing by experts at the Guardian newspaper
The Guardian, a highly respected newspaper renowned for it's investigative stories, provides guidelines on how to use the British wob, including a sample letter, guidelines on access to environmental data aswell as to personal data. The colleagues at the Guardian are highly experienced and present their wob-stories here.
Britain: Request Initiative
Request Initiative makes requests for information using transparency legislation on behalf of charities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and non-profits acting in the public interest.
Britain: commercial FOI help
Freedom of Information Ltd helps companies and others who want to take advantage of the FoI Act, or require more general research services.