Modern Slavery & Money Laundering: The Duty Most Companies Don’t Know They Have

In an article published in Reports Legal, Brackenbury’s client discusses whether UK companies have a duty to prevent, or report, forced labour or human trafficking.

Corporate counsel may be forgiven for not having encyclopedic knowledge of UK criminal law. They may consider the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) as well as the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA), if only because of the duty on all large companies to produce a ‘modern slavery statement’.

Increasingly, they should be familiar with how these Acts work together as obligations in this area are strengthening thanks to laws on modern slavery and money laundering. In this article published in Reports Legal, Brackenbury’s client provides guidance into this complex area. You can read the full article here.