MODERN SLAVERY UK: The lawyer exposing the horrific traffic in cannabis farmers

Philippa Southwell, a criminal defence lawyer at London-based firm Birds Solicitors, specialises in representing victims of trafficking. Most of her clients are Vietnamese boys and young men who have been trafficked to the UK to work in cannabis farms.

In this video she describes the scale of the problem and why so many of her clients go missing.

In 2013, the government announced a draft bill to tackle rising cases of trafficking and slavery. The Modern Slavery Bill, which is being considered by the House of Lords (upper chamber of parliament), is expected to be passed before elections in May.

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