Our client managed to keep his business afloat due to overturning the cancellation of his security clearance.


Our client, some 30 years ago, was convicted in relation to some cannabis offending. He received a sentence of imprisonment and served same without issue. Fast forward to 2016 where his job and livelihood was put in jeopardy due to that conviction 30 years ago. Because of the earlier offending, he could not get the relevant authorisation and clearance to work at various locations restricted by Maritime and Aviation Legislation. This client had had no further offending since the cannabis matter some 30 years ago. With the early intervention of Ms Cousins, detailed submissions were able to be put before the relevant body in order for our client to gain the necessary clearance to be able to work at those sites. An understanding of the specific submissions that were required under the legislation was key to making sure the correct and appropriate information was provided in order to achieve the outcome. Due to the detailed work in the first place, our client has now been able to rely on that for further applications for clearance to work on Maritime and Aviation premises. This meant that thankfully our client was able to continue his business in he was self-employed.


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