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  • Outstanding practitioner Robert Brown is characterised as reassuring and knowledgeable. Commentators report that “he has a great reputation for snuffing out prosecutions before they even begin. He possesses mature judgement and vast experience in all types of criminal cases.”

    Chambers UK 2015

  • "In financial crime their partners are very, very highly regarded."

    Chambers HNW 2016

  • Robert Brown is ‘calm, authoritative and knowledgeable’.

    The Legal 500 UK 2017

  • Corker Binning has ‘a well-deserved reputation for excellence in the fraud and white-collar crime space’, and ‘combines hard work, commitment and excellent judgement to provide a through and efficient service’

    The Legal 500 UK 2017

  • Peter Binning is an ‘outstanding tactician’ with ‘excellent client skills and judgement’.

    Legal 500 2015

  • Peter Binning stands out in the UK market for his exceptional work dealing with financial crime matters and related investigation on behalf of both corporates and individuals.

    Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2018

  • Andrew Smith is praised for his ‘great mind’ and academic approach. Sources comment that ‘he has a very measured and reassuring way about him, and the quality of his work is fantastic.’ He is also recognised for his strengths in extradition and international crime cases.

    Chambers UK 2015

  • Jessica Parker is praised as "clever, efficient and very good at looking after the client's emotional wellbeing."

    Chambers UK 2017

Interviews under caution

If you have been invited to an interview under caution you are suspected of a criminal offence and should seek legal advice. In a caution interview, anything the interviewee says can be used as evidence against him (and potentially others) in a criminal trial. Conversely, if the interviewee refuses to answer questions, his silence can, in certain circumstances, be used against him. It is therefore vitally important that the right strategy is adopted before, during and after the caution interview.

How the interviewee responds to questions in the caution interview will have a profound impact on the future course of an investigation, including the likelihood of the interviewee being prosecuted.

It is a misconception that the purpose of a caution interview is to afford interviewees the opportunity to cooperate with an investigating authority by answering questions. Whilst answering questions may be the right choice in certain cases, it is rarely so in a complex investigation where the authority has refused to provide meaningful disclosure. It is therefore important to adopt a rounded view of the purpose of a caution interview. At Corker Binning we recognise that no two caution interviews are the same. We have many years’ experience of advising clients how best to prepare for caution interviews with the police, SFO, FCA, HMRC, CMA and other law enforcement authorities. Our objective in preparing clients for caution interviews is to reduce, to the extent possible, the likelihood that they will be prosecuted. Our advice is tailored to the facts of each case and is designed to ensure that each client achieves through the caution interview the best possible framework for avoiding prosecution.

If you would like to speak about an interview under caution which you attended or have been invited to attend, please call us on 020 7353 6000 and ask to speak to one of our partners.

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