James Robottom and Rose Harvey-Sullivan, working with ATLEU, have successfully settled High Court claims on behalf of two survivors of modern slavery shortly before trial of their clients’ claims for psychiatric injury, breach of contract and intentional torts. They obtained freezing injunctions over several third party companies linked to the defendant without the need for their clients to give undertakings or payments into court, which led directly to favourable settlements being reached. The case demonstrates how freezing injunctions can be used to secure compensation for victims where defendants are likely to or have dissipated their assets to avoid liability.
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