Be alert to signs of child trafficking

Late last year, three people were convicted of trafficking girls from Vietnam and forcing them to work in nail bars across England. The conviction was described as the first successful UK prosecution involving minors under new legislation. Sentenced on 2 January, Viet Nguyen, 29, and Thu Nguyen, 48, were found guilty of arranging the transport…


Access to justice for abuse victims

On 5 December, the Ministry of Justice announced that it would relax the rules on the evidence that must be provided legal aid to be granted in cases of domestic violence or child abuse. Under the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), virtually all private family law issues were removed from…