Senior Counsel forum event - The fight against Modern Slavery 8th December

Senior Counsel forum event - The fight against Modern Slavery 8th December

Join us for the final event in the Senior Counsel 2020 virtual series in partnership with Radius Law and FLEX Legal. 

Tuesday 8th December


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40 million people are estimated to be trapped in modern slavery worldwide:

  1. 1 in 4 of them are children.
  2. Almost three quarters (71%) are women and girls.
  3. Over 10,000 were identified as potential victims by the authorities in the UK in 2019.

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on modern slavery.

In the UK, as we grapple with the pandemic, the ‘hostile environment’ policy is compounding the vulnerability of people trapped in modern slavery. Many are too scared to reach out to authorities, even when they are in dire need of accessing essential support, such as healthcare. They fear being criminalised and detained, rather than being protected as a victim of crime. People in slavery are often forced to live in squalid, overcrowded conditions without access to good washing facilities. In these conditions, not only can coronavirus spread rapidly, without medical help, it presents a mortal threat. Source

In this session we focus on Modern Slavery and discuss the role of General Counsel in fighting it. This is not only a moral obligation it is a regulatory obligation. 

Will be joined by guest speakers

  • Esther Swaffield, England Director, International Justice Mission.
  • James Haper, Director of Customer Success and Engagement and Exec Sponsor for Rule of Law and CSR, LexisNexis
  • Paul Netwon, ED/Trustee, Street Child United; NED/Trustee, Kick London; NED/Trustee, Avenues Group; International Advocate, IJM

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Louisa leads marketing for the in-house legal community at LexisNexis. She joined the dedicated in-house team at LexisNexis four years ago and has a passion for driving and facilitating initiatives which are customer-focused at their heart. Her vision is to support in-house counsel succeed in their fast-evolving role based on deep insight, data analysis and best practice gathered across the in-house community.

Prior to her in-house focused role, Louisa led the marketing for the bar and mid-market private practice sectors as well as product marketing lead for LexisPSL - LexisNexis' cloud based, practical guidance and legal research software solution.

She brings 20 years' marketing experience both client and agency side, specialising in B2B marketing in the Legal, TMT (Telco, Media and Technology) and Financial Services industries. In both South Africa, Europe and the UK.

Louisa is also an active member on the LexisNexis Gender Equality Matters (GEM) steering committee and is involved with the Families at LexisNexis Group which brings together, supports and lobbies for change those with an interest in balancing the challenges of work and family.