Modern slavery and human trafficking .

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 significantly changed the way in which cases in this category are investigated, charged and prosecuted.

With prosecutions on the rise from year to year this is an area of law that barristers at Crucible have focused on. It is recognised that these cases are complicated both in relation to matters of fact and law. Barristers at Crucible appreciate that the cases bring particular challenges: in so far as the law is concerned, over and above the relatively new legislation, there are often issues of jurisdiction; and as far as the facts are concerned there are often witnesses that provide confusing and conflicting accounts and so, whether prosecuting or defending, require careful handling.