Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") Barring Appeals.

Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") Barring Appeals

Crucible's barristers have a wealth of experience in this discrete area of law, particularly in appealing against DBS barring decisions to the Upper Tribunal.

We are able to advise and assist individuals who the DBS is "Minded to Bar" or those who have been placed on the Vulnerable Adults' and/or Children's Barred Lists. We are also able to guide and represent clients with applications for reviews of barring decisions or advise on the merits of an appeal where the DBS has refused to remove clients from the barred list(s).

The wide-reaching and life changing impact of a bar are well understood by our Team. In this relatively unknown area of law, individuals face strict time limits in responding to “Minded to Bar” letters and appealing barring decisions to the Upper Tribunal on points of law and fact. We also able to represent individuals wishing to dispute information included on a DBS certificate.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our clerks to discuss next steps.

A number of Crucible's Regulatory and Professional Discipline Team are qualified to accept Direct Access instructions where appropriate.