Human Trafficking

Our human trafficking barristers draw on over 70 years’ experience as one of the leading chambers for Crime and International Crime matters.

At Red Lion Chambers we are one of the few chambers to bring a wide understanding not only of the domestic and international criminal elements of human trafficking but the areas in which it intersects with Extradition, Public & Administrative Law and Professional Discipline.

Both prosecuting and defending, our members are known for having been involved in some of the highest-profile, most complex cases in this field. We work closely alongside our NGO and public body clients, advising them on legislative changes, international conventions and protocols relating to human trafficking and elements relating to our experience of working on Serious & Organised Crime cases.

Our human trafficking expertise includes cases involving:

  • trafficking defences (including Appeals and CCRC applications)
  • confiscation and compensation
  • age disputes in criminal proceedings
  • unlawful detention and false imprisonment
  • Section 25 of the Immigration Act
  • Modern Slavery Act and National Referral Mechanism
  • forced criminality (and non-criminalisation of trafficked persons)
  • Professional Discipline and claims against the Police and CPS
  • claims against public authorities, employers and traffickers
  • corporate accountability and supply chains
  • Extradition
  • Administrative & Public Law challenges
  • Judicial Review
  • Inquests & Inquiries.