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REGULATORY POWERS: Flying solo

02 October 2015  

Martin Meredith considers the conduct of investigatory interviews

A decade ago there was debate over, and submissions made about, the propriety and legality of allowing a company’s legal representative to attend investigatory interviews conducted by regulators on the instructions of a company’s employee. At the time that debate was largely driven by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and focused on whether there was a perceived conflict of interest in adopting this approach.

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Maltez v Lewis & anor [1999] All ER (D) 425

    R v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (ex parte Begley and McWilliams) [1997] UKHL 39

    R v Momodou and Limani [2005] EWCA Crim 177

    R (on application of Jason Lord, Paul Reynolds, Justin Mayger) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2015] EWHC 865 (Admin)