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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

19 10, 2017

DBS Barring Procedure Successfully Halted

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We have successfully prevented a client from being placed on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) children’s barred list. The DBS had commenced an investigation into whether to bar our client. They had taken an initial view that it may be appropriate to place the client on the barred list. The DBS barring investigation

8 07, 2017

Child Cruelty Police Caution Removed for Client

By |July 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have had a caution deleted for our client who was issued a caution nearly ten years ago for assaulting their child. They had previously attempted to have the caution removed, instructing a different and well known, firm of lawyers. The police had rejected the client’s previous application and came to us to try

24 02, 2017

Police Caution Deletion Success

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The police have agreed to delete (expunge) our client’s caution from the Police National Computer (PNC). The client, a successful professional, had received a police caution in relation to a theft allegation. Had the police caution remained on the PNC then it would have seriously affected the client's ability to work, and to live

3 02, 2017

Police Caution Removed for Teacher

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Our client, a teacher, had received a caution in relation to a domestic common assault allegation. The client had been wrongfully issued the police caution in relation to a malicious allegation made by an ex-partner. After reviewing the case we were able to clearly determine that there had been some serious defects in the

1 02, 2017

Is a police caution a criminal record?

By |February 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is a police caution a criminal record? The short answer to this question is yes - a caution is a criminal record. However what actually constitutes a "criminal record" is not a precisely defined concept, and the better question to ask is, in what circumstances will my caution be disclosed? A caution will become

31 01, 2017

How long does a police caution stay on your record?

By |January 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The answer to this question depends on who is asking the question. The answer will be different depending on the level of disclosure that can be lawfully requested by the organisation who is asking the question. On a basic disclosure (issued by disclosure Scotland) a caution (youth and adult) is spent immediately and will not

30 01, 2017

Is a Caution a Criminal Conviction?

By |January 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you have been offered or have received a caution, you may be wondering what the precise consequences of accepting a police caution (a simple police caution) are. Is a Caution a Criminal Conviction? A frequently asked question is whether a police caution is a criminal conviction. The short answer is no, a caution is

5 01, 2017

DBS Barred List Success

By |January 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We have again prevented a client from being placed on the DBS children and vulnerable persons barred list. The client was convicted at court for a sexual offence and received a letter from the DBS giving him notice of a possible decision to place him on their barred lists - a "minded to bar" letter. The

16 12, 2016

DBS Minded to Bar Successful Challenge

By |December 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have again successfully challenged the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in respect of proceedings to place a client on the children and adults barred list. The client had been previously issued a caution in relation to a sexual offence many years ago. On application for a job, an enhanced DBS check was undertaken –