human trafficking solicitors

Human trafficking is a complex and thorny area of the law, which can be further complicated by the international aspect to some cases. Being accused of and investigated for a human trafficking offence is an extremely serious situation, and it is vital that you seek expert legal advice from a criminal defence solicitor as soon as possible, ideally before any charges are brought.

If you or a loved one have been accused of involvement in human trafficking, it is essential you are represented by someone with the expertise and experience in serious crime to achieve the best possible outcome for you. At Draycott Browne we have a team of highly skilled criminal defence solicitors who can provide you with robust, world class representation. Contact Draycott Browne today.


Representation by Draycott Browne gives you access to a professional team of experts in the field of criminal law who will do everything possible to assist you, regardless of your personal circumstances.We will listen without judgement to your story and provide an expert evaluation of the evidence against you. Throughout your case, we will be there to support you and provide you with clear professional advice and guidance, including:

  • Representing you at the police station
  • Ensuring your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout the process
  • Advising you on your plea
  • Applying for any bail and ensuring the impact of any conditions is minimised
  • Ensuring you are fully prepared for your trial
  • Providing expert representation in court
  • Helping you protect your reputation
  • Advising and assisting you on the appeals process, if necessary

We understand that being accused of a human trafficking offence can be a particularly difficult time for you and those close to you. Our highly skilled and experienced legal team will work tirelessly to clear your name, whilst ensuring you and your loved ones are treated with understanding, empathy and respect at all times.


Human trafficking offences are covered by the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and can lead to severe punishments. An offence can result in a lengthy custodial sentence, and in some cases, a life sentence. In addition, you may be liable to pay a financial penalty if the court decides that you have benefitted financially from your offence.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 states that “A person commits an offence if the person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person (“V”) with a view to V being exploited.” Circumstances in individual cases can differ greatly, but there are several general categories of exploitation which human trafficking offences fall into. These include:

  • Sexual exploitation of either women, men or children
  • Forced or compulsory labour of individuals
  • Domestic servitude in private households
  • Harvesting of organs for illegal trade
  • Exploitation of children within any of the above categories

As the legislation around human trafficking is complex, it is essential that you obtain legal representation from a criminal defence solicitor skilled and experienced in such cases. At Draycott Browne we have the expertise you need and will provide you with a robust and expert defence.


It is not always possible to predict an arrest, which is why our legal advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Draycott Browne we have a team of professionals ready to assist you whenever you need us. We will represent you at the police station and thereafter to make sure you and your case are treated fairly and appropriately.


Unexpected legal fees can come as an expensive surprise. To assist you with the financial cost of defending your name, we can help you apply for legal aid to enable you to focus on what really matters. Our solicitors at Draycott Browne can guide you through the application process so that you have the best chance of receiving the financial assistance you need.


Draycott Browne offers services within Manchester and throughout the north west of England. By entrusting your case to us, you can be assured that you will be working with a team of highly skilled and committed legal specialists who have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the law.

Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with solicitors experienced at providing world class representation to a number of clients. If you or somebody you know has been arrested and needs expert legal representation, contact Draycott Browne today.

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