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Thousands of potential victims of trafficking were identified in the UK in 2011. Around 22% of the trafficked individuals are trafficked for the purpose of forced labour.Thousands of potential victims of trafficking were identified in the UK in 2011. Around 22% of the trafficked individuals are trafficked for the purpose of forced labour.Thousands of potential victims of trafficking were identified in the UK in 2011. Around 22% of the trafficked individuals are trafficked for the purpose of forced labour.

An individual does not need to move from one country to another to be trafficked.  Of those who do, many individuals come to the UK on a promise of employment and good wages.  When they arrive in the country they are forced to give up their Identity Documents and means of contact with their family and become completely dependant upon those who usually go on to force them to live in appalling conditions and subject them to physical and mental abuse.

Trafficked individuals are forced to work in many different areas, work long days and are not paid for their services. They work in appalling conditions. It is simply modern day slavery. The only difference in the modern world is that the trafficked individuals have recourse in the UK courts and this is where we, as legal professionals, can assist in the fight against trafficking. 

Trafficking in the UK is most prevalent in the North of England and, as Stephensons has a large foothold in the area, we are in a strong position to assist those who are or have been trafficked. Through departments such as Employment, Civil Liberties and Housing we are equipped to assist trafficked individuals.  Given the short time scales in which to bring claims in the Employment Tribunal or the Courts, it is imperative to move quickly.

By Laura Wilson

 

Thousands of potential victims of trafficking were identified in the UK in 2011. Around 22% of the trafficked individuals are trafficked for the purpose of forced labour.

An individual does not need to move from one country to another to be trafficked.  Of those who do, many individuals come to the UK on a promise of employment and good wages.  When they arrive in the country they are forced to give up their Identity Documents and means of contact with their family and become completely dependant upon those who usually go on to force them to live in appalling conditions and subject them to physical and mental abuse.

Trafficked individuals are forced to work in many different areas, work long days and are not paid for their services. They work in appalling conditions. It is simply modern day slavery. The only difference in the modern world is that the trafficked individuals have recourse in the UK courts and this is where we, as legal professionals, can assist in the fight against trafficking. 

Trafficking in the UK is most prevalent in the North of England and, as Stephensons has a large foothold in the area, we are in a strong position to assist those who are or have been trafficked. Through departments such as Employment, Civil Liberties and Housing we are equipped to assist trafficked individuals.  Given the short time scales in which to bring claims in the Employment Tribunal or the Courts, it is imperative to move quickly.

Thousands of potential victims of trafficking were identified in the UK in 2011. Around 22% of the trafficked individuals are trafficked for the purpose of forced labour.

An individual does not need to move from one country to another to be trafficked.  Of those who do, many individuals come to the UK on a promise of employment and good wages.  When they arrive in the country they are forced to give up their Identity Documents and means of contact with their family and become completely dependant upon those who usually go on to force them to live in appalling conditions and subject them to physical and mental abuse.

Trafficked individuals are forced to work in many different areas, work long days and are not paid for their services. They work in appalling conditions. It is simply modern day slavery. The only difference in the modern world is that the trafficked individuals have recourse in the UK courts and this is where we, as legal professionals, can assist in the fight against trafficking. 

Trafficking in the UK is most prevalent in the North of England and, as Stephensons has a large foothold in the area, we are in a strong position to assist those who are or have been trafficked. Through departments such as Employment, Civil Liberties and Housing we are equipped to assist trafficked individuals.  Given the short time scales in which to bring claims in the Employment Tribunal or the Courts, it is imperative to move quickly.

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