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CBA Lecture: Part 1 – Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Wednesday 30th March

18.00 – 19.00

The first seminar is focused on the definitions, policy and legal framework of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking cases. Covering the definitions of human trafficking and modern slavery as well as the NRM process and Article 4 positive obligations. The seminar will also provide a summary of recent caselaw updates including AAD, AAH and AAI [2022] EWCA Crim 106) and V.C.L. and A.N. v The United Kingdom (Applications nos. 77587/12 and 74603/12)

Introduced by CBA Director of Education: Tracy Ayling QC


Philippa Southwell, Southwell & Partners

Philippa is Managing Director of Southwell & Partners. She was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2009 as a Barrister, having cross qualified she practices as a Solicitor Advocate. Prior to founding Southwell and Partners she set up and headed the human trafficking and modern slavery department at leading criminal firm Birds Solicitors. Philippa is also Managing Director of the Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery Expert Directory. She is a published author and co-author of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Law and Practice (Bloomsbury 1st and 2nd Edition). Philippa is an award-winning and internationally recognised lawyer in the field of modern slavery law.

Paramjit Ahluwalia, Lamb Building Chambers

Paramjit is leading junior counsel in ground-breaking modern slavery and human trafficking cases. She is the contributing author to the chapter on Modern Slavery and Immigration Offences in Blackstone’s Criminal Practice. Paramjit has been named by the Observer (culture) in January 2019 as a ‘new talent: rising star’ in relation to her work ‘representing society’s most vulnerable, fighting human trafficking, modern day slavery and immigration crime.’ She is a contributing author to Bloomsbury Professional ‘Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Law and Practice.’ Paramjit has been a speaker internationally at the ECPAT Conference in Paris to judges and lawyers from 7 European Countries- on ‘Trafficking for Criminal Exploitation.’

This is an online event, the access link will be circulated on the day.

Please contact the CBA Administrator to book your place: [email protected]


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