The lawyers of the Golovan and Partners Law Firm represent the interests of the retired judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine during his interrogation as a witness in criminal proceedings, which are investigated by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine in connection with the fact of power usurpation by the former President of Ukraine and according to the opinion of the prosecutor’s office that the Constitutional Court by deliberately adopted unjust judgements.
The right of witnesses to use the assistance of a lawyer during interrogation was not always recognized. And it was the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and Golovan and Partners Law Firm that played a key role in the adoption of this right.
Indeed, only after the adoption in 2009 by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine the decision on the case of legal assistance, in respond to the appeal of the managing partner of Golovan and Partners Law Firm Igor Golovan, witnesses were given the opportunity to come for interrogation accompanied by a lawyer.
Later, the right of a witness to use the assistance of a lawyer was enshrined in the procedural codes, and the times when lawyers had to wait for the completion of the interrogation of their clients-witnesses behind the closed doors are almost forgotten.