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Seminar 5 IntroductionInformation
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SRA Competency B


Modern slavery and human trafficking remains a serious concern throughout the UK and the world. The number of cases coming before the appellate courts demonstrates that there are still systemic failures by professionals to identify slavery cases in the criminal courts and represent these vulnerable defendants correctly. It is imperative that lawyers understand this area of law and how to identify and properly advise on a trafficking and slavery defence.

This course will be of interest to anyone involved in the day-to-day practice in criminal and immigration law in England and Wales.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • Introduction into human trafficking and modern slavery
  • Developments in The Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Legal framework - non prosecution and statutory defence under Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Identification of victims of human trafficking
  • How to represent victims of modern slavery and apply the law - including raising an abuse of process argument and statutory defence
  • Domestic and international obligations
  • How our National Referral Mechanism works and how to refer and challenge a decision
  • Common types of forced criminality - modus operandi
  • Best practice and safeguarding
  • Victims of human trafficking as witnesses and defendants
  • Appealing convictions
  • The ramifications in failing to identify a slavery case
  • Avoiding possible civil actions for negligent advice or referral to your regulating body

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