There is a fine line between corporate exploitation in supply chains and organised crime. Increasingly the requirements for corporate reporting under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) give rise for the need to consider criminal liability. This article focusses on the criminal justice aspects of the ‘county lines’ issues.
“With a child or young person, the consideration of age requires a different approach from that which would be adopted in relation to the age of an adult”

At a recent event focusing on advocacy on behalf of young people we posed questions as to how legal professionals can best utilise their skills in what is and should be a specialist area of the criminal justice system.  
Siobhan Gray QC, Joanne Kane, and forensic scientist Jo Millington ask whether the Streamlined Forensic Report procedure is fit for purpose.
According to a report commissioned by Pinsent Masons last year, the number of Section 2 notices issued by the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) has more than doubled in the five years leading up to 2017/2018. Unlike the application process to obtain a search warrant under Section 2(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (“CJA”), no judicial oversight is required for the SFO to exercise its powers to require individuals to answer questions or produce documents under Sections 2(2) and 2(3) of the CJA. In light of this upward trend and growing concern over the SFO’s tendency to resort to the use of Section 2 notices, Sean Curran (Partner, Arnold & Porter) and John Carl Townsend (Barrister, Carmelite Chambers) shine a spotlight on the SFO’s surprisingly broad Section 2 powers and recap the restrictions in place which moderate them.