“You do not have to say anything…”

£1,695.00* Price is per group unless stated


You do not have to say anything. But it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence.

What would you do if you heard these words? Whether uttered by a Police officer or a regulatory inspector; the sobering effect is the same.

In this session, we will look at the importance of the interview process, what it means for those interviewed and how best to deal with this important investigatory stage. We will also examine the importance of the interview under caution to the corporate defendant and consider the potential strategies and case foundations that can be laid during the process.

The learning will be reinforced using a case study scenario providing the opportunity for delegates to play both interviewer and interviewee.


  • The legal framework: Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
  • Reasonable grounds: what does it mean to be a suspect?
  • The interviewers: Police, HSE, EA, Fire Service, Local Authorities and others
  • Pre-interview disclosure: your entitlement
  • Your response: go, don’t go, put it in writing
  • Preparation, preparation, preparation
  • The interview itself: their tactics and your strategy
  • Silence and adverse inferences
  • Role play based on case study scenario (industry/issue specific)
  • Follow up: play to your strengths

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at all those who may be involved in dealing with an interview under caution request, including those who may attend interview as an authorised representative of a company:-

  • Directors and managers (particularly those with responsibilities for regulatory matters)
  • HR professionals
  • In-house lawyers
  • Operational managers and supervisors


Available Dates:
Flexible - See calendar for availability.

Duration: Half Day

Location: Client Site

Speakers Include:
Bill Dunkerley
Rhian Greaves
Tristan Meears-White

Pannone Corporate Manchester Lawyers

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