Alex Jamieson wins Judicial Review against Metropolitan Police Commissioner

Instructed by the Royal College of Nursing, Alex Jamieson brought a Judicial Review challenging the Met Commissioner’s refusal to expunge a nurse’s police caution.

The nurse had accepted that caution for offences of common assault at a time when she was separated from her children, and under pressure to bring the criminal investigation against her to a quick conclusion. She later lost her job, and had regulatory proceedings brought against her. A request to the Commissioner to expunge the caution had been denied.


The Judicial Review challenged the lawfulness of the Commissioner’s decision, and contended that (despite her admissions) the nurse should never have been cautioned in the first place. After permission was granted by the High Court to bring the claim, the Commissioner conceded the case the day before the final hearing.


The nurse has now had her caution expunged, and is now once again a person of good character.


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