Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Being accused of a human trafficking or modern slavery offence is extremely serious, and if convicted, you could receive up to life imprisonment, an unlimited fine, and could even be required to pay compensation to the alleged victims.

At Conspiracy Solicitor, we will do everything in our power to preserve your rights and robustly defend your position, so you have the best possible chance of being released without charge or acquitted at trial.

Human trafficking and modern slavery are complex areas of law, with cases often involving an international element (for example, where people are brought into the country from overseas).

Our human trafficking and modern slavery solicitors have specialist knowledge and expertise in the law on human trafficking, including criminal offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, ‘county lines’ drug dealing offences, sexual exploitation, and forced labour.

For further advice and information, get in touch with our human trafficking solicitors today by calling 0333 009 5970 (or 07711 627048 for out of hours calls and emergency support) or fill in our enquiry form.

How our human trafficking solicitors can help you

In many criminal law cases, the difference between an acquittal and a conviction is the help and guidance of an experienced criminal law solicitor with specialist experience in the allegations against you.

When you instruct us, we will explore every facet of the circumstances surrounding your case, evaluate the prosecution’s evidence (and challenge it if possible), and take immediate action to secure any evidence necessary to defend your position.

If you have been arrested or invited to a police station to interview under caution in relation to a human trafficking and modern slavery offence, it is incredibly important that you do not answer questions about the alleged offence until we are by your side as anything you say can be used as evidence against you.

We can attend police stations anywhere, anytime to advise and support you and can continue to support you throughout the investigation process. In many situations, we are able to get our clients released from the police station without charge.

If you are unfortunately charged with an offence, we will use the extent of our knowledge to build you a strong defence case and arrange highly skilled representation for you in court.

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Many of our clients face investigation for offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, an Act which sets out the laws and offences of human trafficking, slavery, forced labour, and exploitation.

The legal definition of modern slavery is:

  • Forcing someone to work using either physical or mental threats
  • Completely controlling someone using physical or mental abuse or threats
  • The buying and selling of a human being as property
  • Placing restrictions on another person’s freedoms

The legal definition of human trafficking is:

  • Facilitating the travel of another person, with or without their consent (whether they are an adult or child), with the view of them being exploited

These definitions are wide and can include a range of situations, including:

  • Domestic servitude – forcing someone to work in a private household to do domestic housework and look after children, usually for long hours and little to no pay.
  • Sexual exploitation – including forced prostitution, sexual abuse, and child sexual abuse.
  • Criminal exploitation – forcing or coercing someone into committing criminal acts such as pick-pocketing, cannabis cultivation, and shop-lifting.
  • ‘County lines’ – a specific type of criminal exploitation involving the exploitation of children and vulnerable people to traffic drugs, often across county lines between large cities and rural areas.
  • Organ removal – trafficking people for the purpose of removing and selling their organs.

Why choose our human trafficking and Modern Slavery Act lawyers?

Conspiracy Solicitors is a firm of dedicated specialist criminal defence solicitors with varied expertise across all criminal matters, including serious allegations of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Several members of our team are professional duty solicitors and we can provide proficient advice and representation to clients at police stations or at court. We are contactable 24/7 via our out-of-hours line on 07711 627048 and can arrange for representatives to attend police stations to assist you anywhere, at any time.

We are accredited by the Law Society in Criminal Litigation for our skills in criminal defence and conspiracy cases and Chris Milligan holds higher rights of audience, meaning he regularly represents clients in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. 

Get in touch with our human trafficking lawyers today

For further advice and information, get in touch with our human trafficking solicitors today by calling 0333 009 5970 (or 07711 627048 for out of hours calls and emergency support) or by filling in our enquiry form.