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Police disclosure of non-conviction material relating to claimant, and dismissal of his subsequent complaint, was unlawful

R (AB) v The Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary [2015] EWHC 1238 (Admin)

Related Member(s):
Hugh Southey QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Police Law

This case concerned the lawfulness of the disclosure, by the police to a Local Authority Designated Officer, of non-conviction material relating to alleged sexual misconduct by the claimant, and the subsequent dismissal of the complaint concerning the disclosure. Held: both the original disclosure and the police complaint decision were unlawful.

Hugh Southey QC was involved in this case.