Partners Jessica Parker and Andrew Smith contribute to GIR’s The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations 2018 Newsletter, highlighting their chapter on representing individuals in interviews.
Jessica and Andrew’s chapter considers the representation of individuals in three types of interview: interviews in corporate internal investigations, interviews of witnesses in law enforcement investigations, and interviews of suspects in law enforcement investigations.
In the Newsletter, Jessica and Andrew highlighted:
“The subject of an internal interview should have always been warned of the risk that notes of an interview with their employer’s lawyer may be handed over to prosecuting authorities. Since the comments made by Mr Justice Green in R (on the application of AL) v. SFO, this has been elevated from a risk to a near certainty, especially in cases where their employer is co-operating with a view to securing a DPA.”