Secretaries of State’s appeals dismissed in criminal records checks cases


Re: R (P & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 321

Court of Appeal dismissed Secretaries of State’s appeals in criminal records checks cases. The disclosure requirements were insufficiently safeguarded to be lawful, and were disproportionate in their effect.

Tim Owen QC, Hugh Southey QC and Nick Armstrong were involved in this case.