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Vanessa Reid secures acquittal for all nine offences in Modern Slavery trial

30/03/2021

Vanessa Reid secured acquittals on all nine charges against her youth client—including charges of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin and possession of multiple knives—after a trial in which her client gave lengthy evidence in his own defence.  

Vanessa successfully advanced a defence under s.45 of the Modern Slavery Act, submitting that her client was a victim of exploitation.

Vanessa was instructed by Michael Gallagher of Ewings Solicitors.

You can learn more about the practicalities of advancing a modern slavery defence at trial in this article

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