David Sandiford Secures Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order Under the Modern Slavery Act 2015






David Sandiford has successfully advised & represented an applicant Police force in seeking and securing a Slavery and Trafficking Risk order. 

These civil orders are available where conduct gives rise to a risk of an offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 even though there have been no convictions. 

The case arose from the treatment of vulnerable Polish nationals by the defendant& had initially resulted in the first interim Slavery & Trafficking Risk Order in the country. 

After a 4 day trial the Judge found the conditions & circumstances amounted to servitude. 

The case has been widely reported by the press - Some examples of coverage follow:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-41363299

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/crime/grim-living-conditions-of-couple-paid-4-a-day-in-lancashire-revealed-1-8770764

https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2385945/nelson-man-subject-to-anti-slavery-order/

David Sandiford has more than 20 years of experience in civil police actions. He has an informal approach to practice & is always happy to take a call to discuss an issue or give a provisional view. He regularly delivers training& seminars which can be organised via the clerks.