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The barrister briefings – Investigating and prosecuting Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery offences CPD workshop 1 March 2022

  • Booking now open!

  • Certificates of CPD available

  • Online via Teams

  • Led by Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery barrister Caroline Haughey, OBE, QC of Furnival Chambers, London


The Investigator is running the first of a series of innovative new events called The Barrister Briefings in which we invite a leading barrister to provide exclusive input around the legislation; investigation and prosecution of a particularly challenging area of criminal investigation.

Our first workshop is being led by barrister Caroline Haughey, OBE, QC of Furnival Chambers, London, who is a nationally and internationally recognised authority in Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

The day will provide you with exclusive input from Caroline around the Investigating and Prosecution of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery offences which is particularly challenging due to the complex nature of the crime and status of victims and suspects.

Our workshop will cover the following:

  • An outline of the current legislation, dealing with historic and alternative offences - the challenges in the law and recent case law


  • How to investigate, charge and prosecute - covering all areas of investigation, working with three parties, disclosure issues, internationally obtained evidence, looking at what charges and the public interest test (light touch Section 45) and the lessons learned from recent prosecutions 


  • Trial presentation, sentence and post-conviction orders and ISTRO’s - how to get the best from a complainant, the new sentencing guidelines and the deployment of the STPO’s and ISTRO’s.


About Caroline Haughey, OBE, QC

Caroline is regarded as one of the leading experts in Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in the UK.  Having prosecuted the first case of modern slavery in the UK ( R-v- SK) Caroline was subsequently involved in advising the all parliamentary group on a proposed bill,  gave evidence before the parliamentary committee and was subsequently involved in the drafting of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

She has prosecuted a number of firsts under the new Act – first child sex exploitation, first child labour exploitation, first victimless prosecution, first interim Slavery Trafficking Restriction Orders.  She has vast experience in prosecuting such cases particularly OCG and JIT based and successfully prosecuted Operation Fort the largest labour exploitation and trafficking case in Europe.

Caroline both lectures and advises on the law and policing in this area domestically and internationally to governments, academics, practitioners and law enforcement.


Cost: £194.99 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency only).

Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. This is open to LEA, Government and public sector security contractors only.

Under no circumstances will a delegate be able to register using a free webmail address (ie: gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, AOL etc) but you can use one to login into Teams once your work email has been verified.

Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%). 

The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.