Modern Slavery solicitors
Modern Slavery is one of the most horrific crimes in the 21st century.
It can include human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour. It can be either a local or an international issue, and involves exercising control over a vulnerable person for the purpose of exploitation – often sexual or labour exploitation.
Victims of modern slavery often do not identify themselves as such, or are unwilling to come forward to public authorities, for fear of reprisal, deportation, or of not being believed. There are obligations placed on the authorities to protect victims of modern slavery.
We assist clients who have been victims of modern slavery but who have not received the help they should have had from the state. Holding the state to account in cases like this is vitally important for the individual who has been failed but can also lead to improved policies and training, which ensure that victims of modern slavery are protected and cared for better in the future.
The expertise we have at Berris Law covers a range of legal areas, which allows us to provide rounded advice to clients. Our clients benefit from the teamwork and coordination between the following departments:
The Crime Department understands that victims of modern slavery often first come in to contact with the authorities after being arrested. Our team are trained to spot the signs of modern slavery and to assert their client’s right to protection, in the police station and the courts.
The Family Department can assist you if the Local Authority (Social Services) become involved in relation to your children, or to you if you are a child. Our team is able to provide you with advice regarding the local authority’s powers and duties, and to take steps to safeguard your (or your child’s) rights.
Speak to our Modern Slavery solicitors today
If you or a family member has been arrested or are being investigated for an alleged offence or are involved with a Local Authority, you can get in touch with our solicitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance. Either call us on 020 3325 7415 or complete our online form and we’ll get right back to you.
We know that no two cases are ever the same and we are dedicated to guiding you through the legal process with tailored solutions which work for you. Fill out the form to request your free consultation today.
The office is open from 9 am to 5.30 pm Mondays to Fridays excluding bank holidays. In the event your call is urgent and require us out of hours please either telephone us on 020 3325 7415 or email us on email@example.com or complete the online form. All are monitored 24/7.