Our compensation specialists, Jamila Duncan-Bosu and Juliette Nash will be holding a training session for lawyers who want to bring a claim for victims of trafficking.Read More
The support currently provided to survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery is not meeting their needs, finds a new report by The Human Trafficking Foundation and their partners.
Among the report's key recommendations is that a positive conclusive grounds decision must carry status. At present, the conclusive grounds decision makes very little difference to a victim’s life in practice. Some victims even receive the decision that they have been conclusively identified as trafficked together with a letter telling them they have no leave to remain in the UK.
The report further finds that government-funded support ends abruptly, too early and that there is little information on what happens to survivors in the longer term. The current situation leaves survivors with little realistic opportunity to rebuild their lives, with some ending up destitute, vulnerable to further harm or even being re-exploited.
Read the full report here
Report on a four-day conference on Reinforcing Assistance to Child Victims of Trafficking (ReACT); a partnership project between ECPAT groups in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.Read More
ATLEU hopes to offer free training to legal aid providers wishing to undertake compensation work for victims of trafficking and modern slavery. If you would be interested then please email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest.Read More
ome examples of the success we've had in immigration cases. All of these decisions have made significant changes to our clients lives and many of them reveal the authorities' lack of understanding of the impact of trafficking and their legal obligations to protect victims of trafficking.Read More
In March this year, the government settled our Judicial Review which challenged its failure to give victims the legal support to bring compensation claims against their traffickers. The government told the Court that it would report by the end of June 2016. Despite our requests, however, the Ministry of Justice had still not replied to us about progress on this review over five months later.Read More
'It was only when I worked at the law centre that I really learned the meaning of pressure and long hours.'
Read Emmy Gibbs new blog for Legal Voice on making the switch from commercial to social welfare law.
Emmy Gibbs and Joy, her client who was employed under a domestic worker visa, spoke last night on BBC Radio 4.
File on Four explained the grave problems with the current domestic worker visa which is failing to protect workers from slavery.Read More
Our expert in advocating for refugee children and victims of trafficking, Kalvir Kaur, will be delivering this training in partnership with ECPAT. The course costs £75 and aims to develop greater knowledge of best practice for interviewing children.Read More
Any briefing about something as uncertain and confused as Brexit can only be a series of suggestions about the various threats and possible ways to mitigate this. There will be other consequences; some we may be able to foresee today and others that will only come into view later.Read More
ATLEU is offering a paid trainee solicitor post as part of this year's Justice First Fellowship Scheme. The post is funded by The Legal Education Foundation and Hogan Lovells LLP. Read more about how to apply here.
We are proud to have been chosen as one of the hosts for the Legal Education Foundation's 2017 Justice First Fellowship Scheme. We are now recruiting a trainee solicitor to work with our award winning anti trafficking team.Read More