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Spent Convictions: The Foibles of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act within the Context of Internet Permanence
  • Corker Binning
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • October 10 2018

The shockwaves of a criminal conviction can be felt far beyond the conclusion of any sentence; the stigma of criminality often frustrates social

Employee Not Normally Dismissed Where Successful Internal Appeal Against Dismissal
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • August 29 2018

The case of Patel v Folkestone Nursing Home Limited confirms that, where an employee appeals against his or her dismissal successfully, the effect is

Teacher acquitted of rape loses enhanced criminal check appeal
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 22 2018

A teacher was turned down for two jobs after an enhanced criminal record check revealed that he had been acquitted of raping a 17 year old woman. He

What happens to the employment relationship where an employee successfully appeals against their dismissal?
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2018

Can the employee refuse to return to work and, if so, can they still claim unfair dismissal? What about if the appeal manager decides to demote the

Sexting: “Outcome 21” - a solution or part of the problem?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • May 4 2018

The increase in young people sexting cannot have escaped the attention of even the most ostrich like parents. The temptation not to think about and

Updated DBS guidance for employers
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • April 26 2018

The Home Office and the Disclosure and Barring Service have updated their guidance for employers on requesting DBS checks for potential employees

Changes to DBS checks
  • Birketts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 16 2018

The government has announced changes to the process for individuals applying for a basic criminal records check. From January 2018, applicants in

Teenagers and the “sexting crisis”: sexting is serious
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2017

Sexting as a phenomenon, has shown no sign of disappearing since we first wrote about the criminal ramifications a few years ago. Recent freedom of

The Disclosure and Barring Service, and the need for proportionality
  • Corker Binning
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2017

Following the ruling in the Court of Appeal in R (P & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor 2017 EWCA Civ 321, handed down on 3

Disclosure and Barring Service in need of reform
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2017

In R (on the application of P) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department 2017 EWCA Civ 321, the Court of Appeal considered the revised scheme