Children in the criminal justice system: Representing victims of trafficking in criminal proceedings

Tuesday 12 May 2020

The Garden Court Criminal Defence Team welcome you to a series of webinars on children in the justice system. 

Please click here to download the presentation slides.

Date: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Time: 11.30am-1pm
Venue: Zoom  
Areas of Law: Criminal Defence , Youth Justice & Child Rights

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This webinar examined and provided guidance on the following questions: 

  • What steps should be taken when representing a defendant who may be a Victim of Trafficking?
  • How should the Court case-manage a case involving a defendant awaiting the outcome of a referral through the National Referral Mechanism?
  • What is the status of a positive conclusive grounds decision in light of the recent Court of Appeal judgment in R v DS?
    Can the Prosecution proceed to prosecute a defendant found to be a victim of trafficking?
    If so, what powers does the Court have to stop such a prosecution?
    And to what extent is a positive conclusive grounds decision admissible in any criminal proceedings?’

Please see the recording of the webinar below.



Emma Fenn, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers (Chair)

Henry Blaxland QC, Garden Court Chambers

Lee Sergent, Garden Court Chambers

Audrey Cherryl Mogan, Garden Court Chambers

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