We are proud to announce that we won an award for our Outstanding Contribution to the Fight Against Modern Slavery at the Anti Slavery Day Awards last night.
The annual ceremony pays tribute to the work of those in the media who have highlighted the issue of modern slavery in the UK, as well as those who have made an outstanding contribution to the fight against it.
The winners were announced during a ceremony at the State Rooms of Speaker's House on Tuesday 18 October. John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, Home Secretary, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP and Human Trafficking Foundation's Chairman, Anthony Steen CBE presented the awards on the night.
Founding solicitor Juliette Nash said:
'We are absolutely delighted that our work on behalf of victims of modern slavery has been recognised in this way. We remain committed to protecting the rights of victims and to ensuring that they receive the justice they deserve.
At the ceremony the Human Trafficking Foundation Chairman called on the Home Secretary to ensure that victims have access to legal aid. We echo this call because without legal aid victims cannot access justice. The serious delays and difficulties in accessing legal aid are preventing victims from transforming their lives and escaping the cycle of exploitation.'
The Human Trafficking Foundation holds the awards ceremony each year to mark Anti-Slavery Day, during which they recognise the work of those who fight modern slavery in the UK and abroad. The awards are supported by the Marsh Christian Trust. We were honoured for our legal contribution to the fight against slavery.
We would like to thank the foundation and the trust for this award, and Kalyaaan for nominating us.
For the full list of winners see here