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22 11, 2019

Affray Caution Deleted from the PNC

By |November 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We have again been able to persuade the police to delete a caution for affray from the client's Police National Computer (PNC) record. The client worked in education and so required an enhanced DBS check. As the caution was for affray, it meant that it would forever be disclosed on both a standard and

24 06, 2019

Drugs Caution Deleted for Travel to China

By |June 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Police Caution Deleted for Visa to China Our client had been issued a police caution in relation to a relatively significant amount of drugs. The client stated that the drugs had not belonged to him, but one of his friends. The client had said that the police had told him and his friends

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

By |November 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

By |September 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

By |August 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

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

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

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