Benefit fraud interviews
If the Department for Work & Pensions suspect that benefit fraud has taken place, they will often contact you to attend a local Jobcentre so that an interview can take place under caution (similar to a police station interview). This interview will be voluntary and you are free to leave at any point.
People often avoid attending these types of interview, which can lead to problems down the line should you receive a summons to attend Court.
If you have received a letter offering a voluntary interview then contact our defence team immediately so that we can advise you and be by your side during interview.
Legal Aid is available for this and we can discuss all options with you.
It is important that you have a solicitor with you as these interviews can be complex, time consuming and may have an immediate impact on you, for example suspension of benefits.
Benefit Fraud Proceedings
If you have received a summons from the Department of Work & Pensions to attend the Magistrates’ Court you should seek legal advice quickly as there can be a large about of evidence to go through.
Our expert solicitors will be able to go through the evidence with you and provide guidance about the strengths and weaknesses of the case being put forward and advise you of legal defences that may be open to you.
We will also be able to represent you in the Magistrates’ Court and/or Crown Court and you will receive constant assistance throughout the course of the case