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


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

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.