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

AGENDA - GMT

9.40am-9.50am: Welcome and Introduction Carol Jenkins, The Investigator

9.50am-10.50am: Introduction to the session. An outline of the current legislation, dealing with historic and alternative offences - the challenges in the law and recent case law

10.50am-11.10am: Break

11.10am-12.10pm: Part One: 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 

12.10pm-12.30pm: Break

12.30pm-1.20pm: Part Two: 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 

1.20pm-1.30pm: Break

1.30pm-2.30pm: Part Three: 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.

2.30pm: Workshop finishes.

 

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.