DBS Prosecution Collapse followed by Police Caution Removal

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DBS Prosecution Collapse followed by Police Caution Removal

We have successfully defended a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) barred listed prosecution and subsequently argued for the deletion of the client’s police caution.

The client had been issued with a police caution and placed on the child and vulnerable persons barred list. The client was prosecuted for applying for a regulated job from which he was barred.

On the first day of trial representations were made that the trial was unfair as the original caution had been unlawfully issued.

After an adjournment of the trial the CPS offered no evidence and the trial collapsed.

Subsequent to the collapsed trial we made representations so the police for the caution to be expunged. After meeting with initial resistance, we were able to persuade the police that the caution ought to be deleted without the need for costly judicial review proceedings.

I just wanted to say thank you once again for your steady perseverance and support throughout this almost 2 year case.

Police Caution and DBS Appeals Solicitors

We are expert police caution removal lawyers and can help with any application to remove a caution (including a conditional caution or youth reprimand or warning as they used to be called – now called youth cautions).

If the DBS are planning to place you on the barred list, then please get in touch. We have significant success in defending DBS barred list applications.

If you are already on the barred list, and want to come off, we will be able to make representations for your removal.

If you have received a DBS certificate and relevant information has been disclosed, then please get in touch, we have extensive experience and success of removing prejudicial information from enhanced DBS certificates.

About the Author:

I am a qualified solicitor and I have extensive experience of applying for the removal of police cautions from the PNC, challenging DBS certificates and DBS barring decisions. I have had numerous successful cases, and for cases where judicial review proceedings have been issued, I am usually able to recoup my clients’ costs from the police. I have co-authored a journal paper on the reform of the police cautioning procedure in the Criminal Law Review (the leading criminal law journal : “Suggestions for Reform to the Simple Cautioning procedure”). I also write the UK Westlaw Insight on Police Cautions and published an article in the Criminal Law and Justice Weekly on anonymity in criminal proceedings and its impact on the police caution: Adult Defendant Anonymity in Criminal Proceedings