HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Since the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, prosecution for offences of Human Trafficking and controlling others have become far more common. The law in this area is still developing and instructing an experienced legal team is essential to ensure the right outcome. Rustem Guardian have dealt with a variety of matters including the running of brothels and county drugs lines.

Often, the proceedings rely on hearsay evidence from alleged victims – this means that they’ve given a statement but do not have to attend trial and be questioned by the defence. It is vital that this evidence is challenged as often it is simply accepted, even if on the face of it, the evidence is admissible.

Complex legal argument is often inevitable in these cases. It is imperative that a defendant fully understands the legal argument and the possible outcomes. Rustem Guardian always ensure that clients are fully advised of their options and the reasons for taking certain tactical decisions and seeking to exclude relevant evidence.

Often, these proceedings start with the imposition of a Slavery and Trafficking Risk order in the Magistrates Court. Rustem Guardian regularly deal with specialist counsel to ensure that these orders are fought – this ensures that clients retain their freedom but also that we are aware of any potential evidence in criminal proceedings at an early stage.

 

 

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Tim Rustem

Solicitor

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Xiaoyong Ding

Solicitor

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Cassy Kang

Qing Kang

Senior Caseworker

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Ella Hughes

Ella Hughes

Trainee Solicitor

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