The second edition of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice has been published.
"This book provides a detailed and practical guide to the legal regimes," the Rt Hon Lady Justice Nicola Davies DBE, wrote in her foreword to the second edition.
She added that "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.”
Meanwhile, the second edition of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice has been labelled 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”.
In his foreward to the first edition, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd said that the book “gives a very comprehensive guide to the legal regimes and much practical assistance. For example Chapter 6 gives a very comprehensive account about what should happen on arrest at the police station and the matters that the lawyer should consider; this is reinforced by clear guidance on ethics in Chapter 16.
"Another example of the practical guidance given, drawn from the experience of the authors, is Chapter 15, which provides a clear summary of ways in which victims are trafficked and exploited. I therefore warmly welcome this book and very much hope it will make a real contribution to the protection of victims of trafficking and modern slavery and to the prosecution of those who perpetrate this most heinous of crime.”
According to The London Advocate, "Anyone investing in this book can feel confident they will not only be able to handle their problems but will have the skills and knowledge to ensure a just outcome.”
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND MODERN SLAVERY: LAW AND PRACTICE
Ben Douglas-Jones QC's latest book, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice, has been published by Bloomsbury. Joined by fellow authors, Philippa Southwell and Michelle Brewer, Ben's book is a concise, practical, guide to modern slavery and human trafficking law and procedure, in a step by step format, covering all aspects of representing victims of human trafficking and the law surrounding this.
Its cross-discipline approach offers practical guidance for criminal and immigration practitioners unfamiliar with each side of these practice areas.
Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice covers the following areas:
The book covers the following legislation and case law:
A large number of cases involving victims of trafficking have gone through the appeal courts in recent years. Despite the Court of Appeal in those cases heavily criticising police, prosecutors and defence lawyers who failed to identify and act upon claims of trafficking, victims are still slipping through the net and being convicted when they should not be. All practitioners who work in the field of modern slavery and human trafficking will know there is a hybrid of legal issues for any one case and practitioners will need to be alive to all legal issues.
This book aims to be a concise, manageable text for criminal and immigration practitioners alike and acts as a quick reference source for use by practitioners at court and at all stages through the justice and immigration system, as well as having appeal to the judiciary, students, academics and law enforcement agencies.
GUIDE TO THE CONSUMER RIGHTS ACT 2015
Ben Douglas-Jones, together with Denis Barry, Edward Jenkins QC, Daniel Lloyd and Charlene Sumnall has written a guide to the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
The Guide, published by Blackstone's, is now available from all good bookstores and via online booksellers such as Amazon.
Article published in The Lawyer concerning the recent changes in the law with regard to conspiracy to defraud.
Lexis Nexis April 2014 An interview of Ben Douglas-Jones by Robert Matthews of Lexis Nexis
By Ben Douglas-Jones and Stuart Miller, Managing Partner of Miller Rosenfalck LLP, European Business Lawyers
The Lawyer 3rd April 2014
2013: At the invitation of the DPP, Keir Starmer QC, Ben has recently co-written the CPS Guidance on charging and prosecuting victims of human trafficking with Carolyn Oakley, Specialist Prosecutor and Pam Bowen, the CPS Policy Lead on Human Trafficking.
2009: Unsilent Witness (Commercial Litigation Journal 2009, with James Stanbury, partner in RGL Forensics' London office), examining the factors which typically need to be considered when instructing a forensic accountant.
2008 Opinion: Stagg payout – a unique amount for a unique case – The Lawyer November 2008 – a study of the demise of the ex gratia compensation scheme for miscarriages of justice.
Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Victims who Offend Identification, Non Prosecution and Section 45 Seminar
Fraudulent Trading – Locked Up In Lockdown and Beyond Seminar
Lexis Nexis Webinar Commercial Series - 2015
Consumer Rights Package.
Ben with Claire Andrews, Head of Gough Square Chambers delivered a talk concerning the regulatory framework including the new Bill.
Lexis Nexis Webinar Commercial Series - 2014
Consumer Rights Directive.
Ben with Denis Barry delivered a talk concerning the Directive.
Trading Standards Conference 2014
“Big Changes Around the Corner”- The Consumer Rights Bill.
Ben with Denis Barry delivered a talk concerning the new Bill.
Trading Standards Conference 2011
Ben with Edward Jenkins QC delivered a talk entitled Low cost RESA 2008- Low Cost Regulation.
London Tobacco Control Conference 2011
Tackling Irregular Access: a seminar on the underage use of cigarette vending machines.
Trading Standards Conference 2010
Ben delivered a talk concerning the Digital Economy Act 2010.