Exchange Chambers barristers prosecute people trafficking case

February 19, 2016

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have successfully prosecuted a high profile people trafficking case.

Christopher Tehrani QC, leading Stephen Grattage, prosecuted West Yorkshire factory owner, Mohammed Rafiq, who employed a large number of Hungarians to supply beds to top high-street retailers.

Rafiq was sentenced to 27 months for people trafficking.

The trafficked men, who were promised good wages, housing and food in the UK, were forced to work up to 16 hours a day for as little as £10 per week once in West Yorkshire. They survived on scraps of food, with up to 42 men living in a two-bedroom house.