“The requirement to publish a modern slavery statement was deliberately framed in relatively undemanding terms. This relatively soft approach was part of a considered strategy on the part of anti-slavery campaigners to place an obligation on the statute books which could subsequently be amended to include stricter and more demanding obligations.”

The UK took a world-leading position on anti-slavery action, through the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. James Ewins QC takes 90 seconds to look at what’s next.

Direct sanctions on directors? Tools for shareholders to hold companies to account? You can’t afford to miss this update.

Part of Crafty Counsel’s special series on the UK Modern Slavery Act, launched in February 2019.

You can follow the passage of the UK Government’s Independent Review into the Modern Slavery Act, referred to in James’ video.