Public & Regulatory team writes for Law Society Gazette

Bates Wells Braithwaite’s Public & Regulatory team have contributed a by-lined article for the Law Society Gazette on a case which has important implications for Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.


Writing in the 15 January issue of the publication, Melanie Carter (partner and head of public & regulatory) and Claire Whittle (senior associate), examined Court of Appeal case R (on the application of SD) v Chief Constable of North Yorkshire [2017].

The ruling from this case impacts on two key public policy issues – the right to individual privacy and the public’s right to protection from harm – and is a useful reminder of how public decision-makers need to tread carefully with respect to matters where an individual’s right to privacy could be affected by their actions.

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