The trafficking phenomenon

The trafficking phenomenon
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  • Released 7th Feb 2022
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Exploring the county lines drug trafficking phenomenon, where s.45 Modern Slavery Act 2015, is an absolute defence but requires a referral to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and report of ‘positive conclusive grounds’ and thanks to the decision in R v Brecani, which ruled on the admissibility of such a report and expert is now required.

I will also look to the new Possession with Intent to Supply (PWITS) Sentencing Guidelines.

This webinar is perfect for newly qualified solicitors in their first year, or who are taking the next steps to the bar.

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Learning objectives:

  • s.45 defence
  • The NRM process
  • Expert evidence post the decision in Brecani
  • How to apply the sentencing guidelines

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Mark Robinson

Barrister • Great James Street Chambers

Prior to his call to the Bar, Mark established a busy practice as a freelance solicitor after he successfully completed his training contract with a leading East London criminal defence firm. Mark is regularly instructed for matters in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court.

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