Jack Jennett successfully raises a modern slavery defence in drugs conspiracy case
Jack successfuly raised the modern slavery defence in a conspiracy to supply class A (heroin and crack cocaine). The case involved three youths, linked to a conspiracy in the Crown Court currently awaiting trial. After indicating a defence under s.45 of the Modern Slavery Act, six hearings before the Youth Court, in excess of a 1000 pages of telephone evidence and a referral via the National Referral Mechanism, the Prosecution aceeded to submissions to discontinue the case on the basis that there was not enough evidence to prove a realistic prospect of conviction. Jack was instructed by Elizabeth Blyth-Cook from Ann Blyth Cook and Co Solicitors.