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Modern slavery is prevalent across the world. The ILO estimates that there are 21 million people in forced labour in the world today, while in the UK the government estimates that there are between 10 and 13 thousand potential victims of slavery. The government has responded to this national and global problem by enacting the Modern Slavery Act (MSA 2015). The MSA 2015 is designed to tackle forced labour and human trafficking in the UK on a number of levels. One of these is the new duty on businesses to be transparent about their practices and policies in relation to preventing slavery and human trafficking, both in their own organisations as well as in their global supply chains. The duty is set out in section 54 of MSA 2015. The Secretary of State has exercised their power under section 54(9) of MSA 2015 to issue guidance about the duties imposed by section 54, 'Transparency in supply chains etc. A practical guide' ('statutory guidance'). While no particular status has been ascribed to the statutory guidance, it is likely to be relevant (but not determinative) when it comes to interpreting the provisions of section 54.
Apart from a brief description of the offences of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking, which is relevant for the purposes of complying with section 54, it is
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This Practice Note considers the nature and scope of arbitration agreements with a particular focus on arbitration agreements pursuant to the law of England and Wales, although it also discusses the concept from an international perspective and includes some comparative examples from other
BREXIT: UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance on the impact of Brexit on e-money requirements, see Practice Note: Impact of Brexit: Payment services and electronic money directives—quick
This Practice Note provides guidance on claims for ‘use and occupation’ or mesne profits, and how and when double rent or double value can be claimed.Claims for use and occupationA claim for use and occupation is possible where there is occupation of land without an express agreement fixing the
Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the relevant mental element—hence the label voluntary manslaughter) but which are reduced to
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