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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

4 11, 2018

Police Caution and Local Records Deleted for Client

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We have recently had our client's police caution deleted and also his locally held police records. Our client had been involved in a domestic dispute with his siblings, which resulted in the police being called. The allegation was minor, but the police decided to arrest our client on the basis of avoiding an ongoing

26 10, 2018

Assault Allegation Removed for Health Professional

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

We have successfully had a police caution for assault deleted for our client. The client was a medical professional and had been issued the caution in relation to a dispute with a civil enforcement officer. The client, for fear of being prosecuted at court, and the potential for exposure that this might bring, and

8 09, 2018

ABH Police Caution Deleted for Regulated Worker

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Our client had been issued a caution for Actual Bodily Harm (ABH). ABH is on a list of offences that will always be disclosed on both an enhanced and a standard DBS certificate. The caution had been issued in the context of an acrimonious separation, and the incident had come about due a period

17 08, 2018

Deletion of Solicitation Police Caution

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Our client had been issued a police caution for soliciting a prostitute over 15 years ago. Given the nature of the caution it was being disclosed on an enhanced DBS certificate and was causing the client professional difficulties as he worked in a regulated sector. Despite the caution's age, we were able to obtain

1 06, 2018

Police Caution Removed in Harassment Case

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We have again had a police caution deleted for a client, the client had been issued with a caution for harassment. Despite being a successful professional, the caution prevented the client from obtaining citizenship under the Home Office's "good character requirement". After reviewing the case, we were able to identity a potential avenue of

19 05, 2018

Police Caution Removal for Affray

By |May 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We have successfully argued for the removal of client's police caution from the PNC. Our client had received a caution over 15 years ago for affray. Affray is permanently disclosable as it is on a list of offences that will never be removed from a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Due to the

24 04, 2018

Deletion of Knife Possession Caution

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Our client had been accused of being in possession of a bladed article (a knife) in public - and had been issued a police caution. It is, generally speaking, an offence to be in possession of blade or point in public unless it is a folding pocket knife under three inches. The client, as