News & Cases

“The exceptional Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is instructed in some of the most prominent cases in the country”
Chambers & Partners

New Guidance for Chief Constables on civil protection orders

21st October 2022

Rachel Spearing advised and appeared for the successful Chief Constable in a case that addresses the challenges for police following the release of high-profile offenders on life licence, where risks of  sexual harm exist to the public, and licence conditions were believed to preclude civil order applications.

This important case for the police, and those concerned with public protection and civil order applications, is a helpful digest of case law discussion upon the use of SHPOs. Guidance on anonymity for notorious offenders can also be found in the judgment.

Read the full judgment here.

Back to index