Peter Cadwallader named The Times ‘Lawyer of The Week’
Peter Cadwallader acted for the Crown in arguing successfully that a deaf and mute girl who had been trafficked from Pakistan and kept as a slave for nine years should be awarded £100,000 in compensation from the couple who had enslaved her. It is thought to be the first time that the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has been used in a case of modern slavery.
The Claimant appealed a 100% Polkey and contributory fault finding. The Tribunal had accepted that there had been failings in the investigation, together with other procedural failings which rendered the dismissal unfair.