Originally Posted by Pidgeon
Get someone to pretend to be the man and ask for a Police Check from the police station. Used to cost £10 when I did it 10 years ago. Might be more now.
That's the only way. An FOI/DPA request, but it has to be agreed by him, and sent to his house.
Solicitors only get their clients previous convictions in relation to a current case. If you know the date of the last case, a solicitor can call the Court records and ask for details, but you wouldnt be able to directly.