Liam Naidoo featured as The Times’ Lawyer of the Week
London, 27 January 2022 – Global international law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Liam Naidoo, partner in the Investigations, White-Collar and Fraud practice, has been featured as The Times’ “Lawyer of the week” for securing a historic win for client Pacific Links Foundation and a number of families of the “Essex 39”.
In an interview with The Times on this landmark judgment, which recognises that victims of human trafficking are entitled to compensation, Liam commented, “This project has focused on convincing the relevant authorities that human trafficking is an intentional act of harm and that compensation should be paid from the assets of the traffickers.”
The case forms part of Hogan Lovells’ commitment to access to justice and obtaining reparations for victims of human trafficking. In the UK, Hogan Lovells has been instructed by Pacific Links Foundation to ensure that asset confiscation and payment of reparations are at the heart of the criminal justice process in this case, which has been possible due to the diligence of Essex Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the National Crime Agency.
Read the full article here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk//article/lawyer-of-the-week-liam-naidoo-who-acted-for-bereaved-families-of-vietnamese-migrants-c8qvf07zd
In the same edition of The Times, Yasmin Waljee, International Pro Bono partner, and Rhian Lewis, senior associate, wrote an op-ed on the broader implications of the ruling. The article is available here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/human-traffickers-must-pay-for-their-crimes-m06rjr02x