Interviews

We recognize the inherent stress associated with undergoing interviews with authorities. Our team of experts acknowledges the crucial role that adopting the best legal strategy during interviews can play, significantly influencing the course and outcome of an investigation or subsequent prosecution.

Interview Strategy Expertise

Our calm and experienced advisors possess extensive experience in advising on interviews conducted under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and other compulsory powers. Led by XT 24, who previously served as the Lead Investigative Lawyer for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), our team has participated in numerous interviews related to a wide spectrum of criminal activities under PACE and compulsion. This unique perspective positions us to provide clients with top-notch strategic advice.

Comprehensive Interview Advice

Our defense lawyers specialize in offering comprehensive advice concerning interviews conducted by investigating, prosecuting, and regulating agencies, including those conducted voluntarily. We routinely manage interview processes in multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency investigations, crafting a customized interview strategy based on a deep understanding of how the interview outcomes can impact the development and potential outcome of a client’s case.

Interview Process Overview

The majority of interviews by authorities are conducted under caution, leveraging the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE). However, interviews may also occur under other compulsory powers available to various prosecuting and regulatory agencies. In specific circumstances, interviews may involve collaboration with overseas prosecuting agencies. Additionally, individuals might be invited to attend voluntary interviews.

Whether under caution or voluntary circumstances, seeking counsel at an early stage is advisable. The decisions made during this critical phase can determine whether an individual is released without charge or prosecuted for offenses. In the event of prosecution, the events during the interview stage can significantly shape whether the case concludes with a conviction or an acquittal.

If you have received an invitation for an interview under caution or voluntarily, or if you seek more information about XT 24 and our Criminal Litigation, Investigations, and Regulatory services, please reach out to a member of our team who will be ready to assist you.

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