Southwell & Partners, in collaboration with Garden Court Chambers, is providing a lecture on the landmark European Court of Human Rights judgment on V.C.L. AND A.N. v. the United Kingdom (applications nos. 77587/12 and 74603/12)Philippa Southwell will be discussing its implications for criminal and immigration practitioners. We are delighted that the Independent Anti-Slavery CommissionerDame Sara Thornton DBE QPM, will also be speaking at the lecture alongside Henry Blaxland QCEmma Fitzsimons and Stephen Clark and Judge Michelle Brewer.  

The webinar will provide guidance for practitioners dealing with complex cross-jurisdictional issues and will cover:  

  • Case history of VCL 
  • Failures to prosecute and investigate – what does a good investigation look like domestically? 
  • Overview of judgment 
  • Key implications for victims of trafficking and modern slavery 
  • Lessons / insights if applying the case domestically 
  • Taking cases in the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division  
  • How do you go about setting up a successful Strasbourg case? 

The webinar will take place on 24 March 2021. To book your place, please sign up here.

UPDATE: Please find the recording from the webinar here.