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.

If you’d like to read the article in its entirety, click here for further details. 


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Melanie Carter

Partner and Head of Public & Regulatory

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Claire Whittle

Senior Associate

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Posted on 15/01/2018 in BWB In The Media

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