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6 02, 2019

What Shows up on an Enhanced DBS check?

By |February 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What shows up on an enhanced DBS check is subject to detailed procedural rules. There are certain categories of police disposals and convictions that will automatically be disclosed, for details of these categories please see here. (NB: these rules are currently being reviewed subsequent to a 2019 Supreme Court ruling). Along with disclosing information according

31 01, 2019

What is the impact of the 2019 Supreme Court criminal records decision?

By |January 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Yesterday the Supreme Court handed down a judgement with respect to the disclosure of past criminal records. This litigation had been ongoing for a number of years, including numerous claimants and campaign groups. The judgement can be found here: R (on the application of P, G and W) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for

26 09, 2018

Domestic Common Assault Caution Deleted

By |September 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our client had been issued a caution for domestic common assault. The client and her husband had been in a minor dispute, where tempers had briefly flared, and the police had been called. No injury had resulted, but owing to the police's pro-active approach to domestic allegations, our client was arrested and taken into

16 03, 2018

DBS Barring Appeal Success

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We have again successfully challenged a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) barring decision. The client had been placed on the children's barred list, however he had always felt the decision had been unfair. The client had been investigated in relation to a sexual allegation, but the case had concluded without charge. Despite the allegation being

1 03, 2018

Historic Police Caution Deleted for Client

By |March 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our client had been issued with a police caution over 10 years ago and had himself unsuccessfully applied on two occasions to have his police caution deleted. The police force concerned had rejected his applications for deletion, stating to him that they believed they had issued the caution in a lawful manner and that they

24 01, 2018

Criminal Damage Police Caution Expunged

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Our client was issued a caution for criminal damage in his own home, related to a domestic incident. The client had accepted the services of the duty solicitor, and accepted a police caution. It was only after leaving the police station with the caution, and searching online, that the client realised that the caution

22 11, 2017

Drugs Police Caution Expunged

By |November 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have successfully applied for the removal of our client's police caution. The client had been found in possession of a class A drug, and had admitted in interview, with the duty solicitor advising, that the drugs were his. The client works in a highly trusted profession, and the caution was having a devastating

8 11, 2017

DBS Barring List Success

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We have successfully applied to have our client removed from the Disclosure and Barings Services’ (DBS) Barred lists. The client had been placed on the barred list under the former Department of Education and Skills (DfES) list 99 procedure. The client had never been convicted of any criminal offence, but was simply the subject

1 11, 2017

Arrest Record Deleted

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We have successfully applied for the deletion of our client’s Police National Computer (PNC) arrest record. The client had been wrongfully accused of a criminal allegation, and had been arrested, detained, fingerprinted, DNA swabbed and held overnight. We made representations to the police for the deletion of the client’s record. After initially resisting deletion,

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