Criminal justice

Representing clients at section 2 CJA interviews

In June 2016, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) published revised operational guidance on the presence of an interviewee’s legal adviser at a ‘section 2 interview’, addressed to interviewees and their lawyers.

This guidance was further amended in February 2019.

The purpose of this practice note is to:

  • draw your attention to the potential issues raised by this guidance, and
  • remind you of the considerations which should inform your interactions with the SFO in circumstances where the guidance applies

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status.