NOT GUILTY. I Acquitted of Modern Slavery Charges
Ben Jones, Partner, was instructed by I, a successful businessman of many years who faced the devastation of being raided, arrested, charged and tried for serious allegations of modern slavery.
As is often the case he also needed advice and assistance when his personal and business accounts were frozen by a restraint order.
The allegations, that involved three co-accused, were prosecuted as Operation Retriever. The case was concluded following an six week trial at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester with verdicts of NOT GUILTY.
Those verdicts were obtained due to considered and driven pro-active defence work being undertaken for our client. No stone was left unturned in ensuring that our client, of previous good character, remained unblemished by the allegations.
Expert London counsel were instructed and ensured the extensive preparation was not wasted by using their advocacy skills to skillfully deploy the defence points when appropriate throughout the trial.
Case represented by Ben Jones, Opus Law.