About the event

This seminar is also being delivered as a webinar.

This session presented by leading Commercial Law practitioners will discuss everything you need to know about the practice and ethics of conducting interviews in an internal investigation and preparing a witness to be interviewed in a government investigation or inquiry.

The session will involve a panel discussion followed by two mock interviews. Topics to be covered will include:

Internal Investigations

  • Managing the practicalities of interviews, including communicating in advance with the interviewees, maintaining confidentiality and protecting the integrity of investigations.
  • Maintaining privilege and the risk of third parties obtaining the interview notes.
  • Considerations when giving a caution if an employee may incriminate themselves.
  • Managing requests for independent representation in an internal investigation and interviewees “lawyering up”.
  • Managing employment rights of interviewees.
  • Style of examination and using documents in interviews.
  • Dealing with uncooperative interviewees.

Government Investigations and Inquiries (e.g. ASIC, ACCC, AFP, CCC)

  • Managing interviews in a compelled environment.
  • Managing requests for interview in a non-compelled environment.
  • When is separate representation needed and managing the potential conflict between a corporate client and its employees.
  • Legal professional privilege and its protection/waiver/abrogation.
  • Privilege against self-incrimination and its protection/waiver/abrogation.
  • Preparing witnesses – style and subject matter.
  • When to intervene in questioning and the lawyer’s role in the interview.

Author Profiles

The Hon Justice Samuel Vandongen

Supreme Court of Western Australia

Author Profiles

The Hon Justice Samuel Vandongen

Jeremy Birch

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Author Profiles

Jeremy Birch

Mark Lewis

Senior Compliance Counsel, Woodside Energy

Author Profiles

Mark Lewis

Alexander Mossop

Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Author Profiles

Alexander Mossop

Mintie Tantiprasut

Lemonis/Tantiprasut Lawyers

Author Profiles

Mintie Tantiprasut

Course Details

Date & Time:
Tuesday, 28 February
4.00pm – 5.30pm

 

Venue 1:
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000

 

Venue 2:
At Your Desk
Delivered Live Online

 

CPD Points:

1 Point Competency 2: Professional Skills

0.5 Points Competency 3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility

 

Price:

CPD Freedom: $0

Member: $180

Non-Member: $265

Date & Time:

Tue, 28 February 2023 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue:

Level 5/160 St Georges Terrace Perth wa

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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

1 Points Professional Responsibility

none Points Skills

0,5 Points Ethics

Price:

Member:

$180

Non-Member:

$265

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