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Modern slavery and human trafficking

Section 45, of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 provides a statutory defence for slavery and trafficking victims who commit a criminal offence(s).

Are you vulnerable, exploited and being taken advantage of?

Modern slavery is a complex area of law concerning multiple forms of exploitation, which include:

  • Human trafficking
  • Slavery
  • Servitude
  • Forced and compulsory labour

Instruct a specialist advocate for your modern slavery defence

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Notable cases

R v M and others 2009 (Serious sexual offences – People trafficking)

Advocacy team

Adam Roxborough

About the case

People trafficking/sexual exploitation (leading authority on the policy not to prosecute those who are themselves victims of trafficking).

R v GD (People trafficking)

Advocacy team

Kate Roxburgh

About the case

8-week people-trafficking trial involving international intercept evidence.

Latest news and insight about modern slavery