Human Trafficking, Smuggling and Slavery

It’s important to understand the difference between persons who are smuggled and those who are trafficked. In some cases, the distinction between a smuggled and a trafficked person can be blurred – both definitions could easily be applied. Situations where the victim is recovered will determine whether a person has been smuggled or trafficked. Smuggling is characterised by illegal entry only, alongside international movement either secretly or by deception.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 consolidates existing offences of human trafficking and slavery, and it encompasses trafficking for all forms of exploitation.

At Eldwick Law, we provide extensive experience of dealing with offences of this nature. We are deeply familiar with the exceptions and the defences available to such allegations.