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6 02, 2019

What Shows up on an Enhanced DBS check?

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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 decision on disclosure of youth cautions, warnings and reprimands and also adult cautions?

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 the

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

16 04, 2018

Caution Removed For Finance Professional

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We have again had a caution removed for a client. The client was a professional working in finance. The caution was causing the client issues with respect to travel abroad and also with respect to employment background checks. After reviewing the evidence, we were able to identify a number of defects with the case,

27 03, 2018

Police Caution Deleted for Solicitation Allegation

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We have again had a caution deleted for our client who had been accused of solicitation a number of years ago. The client had always felt he had been given the caution unfairly, but had accepted it in order to avoid the humiliation of going to court. He had lived in fear with the caution

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

9 03, 2018

Racially Aggravated Public Order Police Caution Deleted

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We have again had a police caution deleted for a client. The client's PNC record has now been entirely deleted. The client had been issued a caution for a racially aggravated public order offence. Although the caution had been issued a long time ago, we were able to piece the evidence together to show that

21 02, 2018

Caution Removed for Public Order Caution

By |February 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We have again had a police caution deleted for our client. The client was a busy city professional, with a highly pressured and successful career. The client had been arrested in relation to an allegation of public order, where he had been accused of causing a disturbance which had caused members of the public harassment,

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