OA (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018]

The Claimant, a Nigerian national, challenges a decision of the Secretary of State for the Home Department following his solicitor's request for reconsideration of a negative Reasonable Grounds Decision made under the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for identifying victims of modern slavery (this includes human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour). The Claimant's … Continue reading OA (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018]

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MK v R [2018]

The common issue raised in both these appeals is whether the legal (or persuasive) burden of proof rests on the defendant when a defence is raised under section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, or whether the defendant bears only an evidential burden with the prosecution having to disprove to the criminal standard one … Continue reading MK v R [2018]