5 Essex Court

Mark Thomas

Call 2006

Information Law

Mark is an information law specialist. He routinely acts for clients with complex information law issues. Mark’s advisory work includes reviews of multiple data sharing agreements between public bodies and the structure and implementation of the regime of police certificates which are issued to over 120,000 people annually.

Mark has also provided time sensitive crisis management advice following major data breaches in high profile situations.

Recent and ongoing cases include:

R (on the application of E) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2018] EWHC 2729 (Admin) – Defending a challenge to disclosures in on Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate.

R (on the application of Khashaba) V Chief Constable of Lancashire Police – Claim for Judicial Review where the Claimant sought the removal of an harassment warning notice from the PNC.

R (on the application of Chima) v Chief Constable of Lancashire Police - Claim for Judicial Review where Claimant sought removal from the PNC of information relating to multiple arrests.