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8 03, 2019

What is the difference between “The Police Caution” and “a Simple Police Caution”

By |March 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The Police Caution The police caution, is the formulation of words that the police use when someone is suspected of a crime. The police must state the caution before any questions about an offence can be asked. The CODE C Guidance to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) states the following:

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

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

2 12, 2017

Sexual Offence Police Caution Deleted

By |December 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have again had a caution expunged for a client. The caution had been issued a number of years previously, in relation to a sexual offence. We were able to identify aspects in the evidence which enabled us to challenge the basis of the caution, even though the caution had been issued over

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

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

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

By |October 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

By |February 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

By |February 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

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