Criminal Justice Resources from QS Jordans

Challenge to New Sex Offenders Registration Regulations

QualitySolicitors Jordans have today filed a Challenge with the Administrative Court over the new Sex Offenders Notification Regulations which came into force on 13th August 2012.

The particular challenge arises over Regulation 12 which requires those concerned to produce all details of their Bank Accounts and Credit Cards.

In the absence of any real evidence that such measures are necessary the provisions are simply unwarranted and amount to a serious breach of an individual’s right to a private life.

The Regulatory Impact Assessment supporting these statutory changes offers little support for any proposition that this change would add anything to effective monitoring or reducing offender’s recidivism.

As a result it amounts to further invasion in an individual’s right to a private life.

The Claimant does not challenge the general notification requirements or other amendments to the previous statutory notification scheme.

There are likely to be a number of other claimants coming forward to bring challenges against these provisions.

ENDS

The Claimant is represented by Mark Newby of QualitySolicitors Jordans

His Counsel is Matthew Stanbury of Garden Court North Chambers, Manchester (0161 236 1840). Email: clerks@gcnchambers.co.uk

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