Four members of Doughty Street contribute to the Second Edition of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Law and Practice

Published this month, with important contributions from four members of Doughty Street’s public law, crime and international teams, the second edition of Bloomsbury Professional’s Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice (edited by renowned human trafficking solicitor, Philippa Southwell, Michelle Brewer and Ben Douglas-Jones Q.C.), provides invaluable guidance to those who support and advise those affected by modern slavery and trafficking, and those who employ or manage a workforce, or have oversight of supply chains.

The book uniquely combines legal expertise from practitioners with insights from organisations with direct fieldwork and policy expertise, including Anti Trafficking, Labour and Exploitation Unit (ATLEU), the Helen Bamber Foundation and the Human Trafficking foundation, all clients who have close links with Doughty Street Chambers. It enables practitioners to deal with issues of law and procedure by providing an accessible, but comprehensive, summary of the points that need to be considered in order to plan a coherent litigation or compliance strategy.

In her Foreword to the Second Edition, The Rt Hon Lady Justice Nicola Davies DBE said: “This book provides a detailed and practical guide to the legal regimes. The guidance is not confined to the courtroom. It realistically encompasses matters outside of a court hearing, relating to victims and those charged with a criminal offence. It is guidance which can properly form the basis of advice to be given by practitioners. It is necessary and welcome.”  

Maya Sikand brings her expertise to author Chapter 12, Compensation for victims of trafficking and Shu Shin Luh draws on her child rights, social welfare and civil liberties expertise to author Chapter 3, Age disputes in immigration and criminal proceedings and and co-author Chapter 11, Safeguarding child and adult victims of trafficking and immigration detention. Mary Westcott wrote Chapter 14, Extradition and Wayne Jordash QC offers an international perspective in Chapter 18, Forced criminality and non-criminalisation of trafficked persons in the International Criminal Court.

This edition of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice has been identified as a recommend read by The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton, in her 2020 report on The Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statutory Defence: A call for evidence”.

For more information and to order a copy of the second edition of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice, click here.