Matt Elkins, Solicitor Advocate, Director
We are the leading legal practice specialising exclusively in police caution removal, DBS appeals, related disciplinary proceedings, and online reputation management.
We have had hundreds of police cautions and other police records removed for clients over the years.
Legisia is run by Matthew Elkins, who is a qualified Solicitor and Solicitor Advocate.
We believe that Mr Elkins is the lawyer with the most experience, and success, in applying for the deletion of police cautions, and other police records. Please see our many positive Trustpilot Reviews.
Mr Elkins has 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”), he also writes the UK Westlaw Insight on Police Cautions. Mr Elkins has also 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
Mr Elkins’s first police caution removal case was over 15 years ago, when he managed to overturn a caution issued to a police officer.
From then he saw the significant impact that minor criminal allegations can have on otherwise respectable and honest people, particularly people who are professionals, or those who hope to pursue a professional career.
Mr Elkins’s second case was for a bank director, whose caution for theft, threatened to decimate his career and life. Realising the huge impact this minor allegation would have on his client, Mr Elkins fought hard to overturn the caution. Mr Elkins exposed some significant and compelling defects in the police’s case, which ultimately allowed the client to return to his life as before.
From there Mr Elkins has developed a practice specialising in police records and related matters; he deals exclusively with cases that go to the core of all professionals – their reputation. As Shakespeare would put it, we believe reputation is the immediate jewel of the soul, and we will fight hard for you to protect it.
As a business, we believe that the retention and disclosure of minor criminal allegations is very unfair, and can lead to some extremely unjust outcomes. Due to this belief and understanding of the defects in the system, we will do all we can to help redress the balance of justice.
Through our years of experience we have developed a keen understanding of the best tactics that will resolve your case with as little stress as possible, and through our always sensible and reasonable approach with the police, we believe we have developed a solid reputation for honesty and integrity. Due to our experience in this area, we are often referred cases by other lawyers, and have on a number of occasions represented lawyers who have found themselves in difficulty.
Prior to qualifying as a solicitor Mr Elkins was a Graduate teaching assistant at the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. There he taught international human rights and public law to postgraduate degree students. Mr Elkins frequently draws on his extensive knowledge of human rights law to fight for his clients, and enjoys setting out well researched technical legal arguments.
Myriam Rubi, Office Manager
Mr Elkins is ably assisted by Myrian Rubi, who will be your first contact for your initial enquiry.
Fielding all our initial enquiries, Myriam has developed an extensive experience, and so will be able to give a good first opinion as to whether your case has any prospect of success. If she believes we can help, then an initial consultation with Mr Elkins can be arranged.
Myriam is a fully qualified mental health nurse and a non-practising Dietitian.
She also has a biomedical sciences degree from UCL and she completed her professional Dietetic training at Kings College, London.
Given Myriam’s healthcare background she is well positioned to provide support in relation to any healthcare disciplinary proceedings before the HCPC, the GDC, the GMC, the NMC, and any other healthcare regulator.
To support us in our work, where the case requires it, we also work alongside trusted professionals including forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, counsellors, private detectives, forensic IT experts, drugs experts and transcribers.