A Modern Slavery Act for the UK: the uncertainty for business continues

A Modern Slavery Act for the UK: the uncertainty for business continues

Our friends on the Lexis®PSL In-house team have published a new blog post on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and what it means for businesses, particularly in relation to transparency in supply chains. The post is aimed at in-house lawyers but will of interest to any lawyer grappling with the ramifications of the new Act, which received Royal Assent on March 26th.  The situation under the Act is not very clear, and there is still an open consultation on the exact implications of the clause on supply chains, so new guidance and further regulation will be available later in the year.

We are hosting a free webinar on the Act on 7th May- more details are available on the In-house team's blog post.

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CLT envirolaw as a Junior Associate in September 2013 after completing a Summer Internship with the company.

Larissa holds a LLB in Law with Hispanic Law and a LLM specialising in Competition Law from University College London. She gained valuable commercial experience working for a demanding US client, one of the ‘big 4’ accountancy firms, in Procurement Operations at multinational, Tata Consultancy Services.

Larissa is particularly interested in the shared responsibility between the public and private sectors to achieve positive economic, social and environmental outcomes. Her LLB dissertation explored the environmental responsibility of multinational corporations investing in developing countries, focusing particularly on the example of Finnish company Botnia from the high profile ICJ case, Paper Pulp Mills. She was subsequently awarded a distinction for her LLM dissertation on how to generate a credible commitment to infrastructure privatisation under public private partnerships in the emerging market context.

Larissa is also passionate about a range of international development issues. In 2009 she completed a Legal Aid internship with the Uruguayan Judiciary. More recently, Larissa was awarded a competitive fellowship to work on a micro-solar distribution project in Bangalore, India, with social business Pollinate Energy. Along with fulfilling her responsibilities with CLT envirolaw, Larissa has also been working with the British Association for Sustainable Sport and has volunteered with Legal Response Initiative, an organisation offering free legal advice to least developed countries during UN climate change negotiations.