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Poppy Legal

Support for victims of trafficking

Poppy Legal is a new initiative from Eaves under the umbrella of the Poppy Project. We are a team of women with extensive experience in providing legal advice to potential and recognised victims of trafficking. Poppy Legal works to increase legal understanding of trafficking through a variety of work:

  • Community drop ins offering free, confidential legal advice to women
  • Telephone advice line to those unable to reach our drop ins
  • Work to support other legal professionals through training, advocacy and strategic litigation

Poppy Legal also acts as a referral hub, referring victims of trafficking to legal professionals skilled in representing on issues including immigration, compensation, welfare, housing, and unlawful detention.

Drop in services

Eaves is regulated to OISC level 3, and some members of the Poppy Legal team are qualified solicitors and barristers.

We run a telephone drop in service on 020 7735 2062 on Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Fridays 1pm-3pm.

We run an immigration and housing advice drop in at Eaves’ head office on Thursdays 2pm-5pm.

Our projects

Strategic Litigation

We aim to encourage policy change and improve the legal environment for victims of trafficking through policy work and litigation where necessary. We can act as interveners on cases that relate to trafficking, legal advisers to cases, provide expert statements on the law and trafficking and can act to bring actions on specific issues.

Complaints Service

Poppy Legal can assist in making complaints about the treatment of victims or potential victims of trafficking. Find out more.

Exceptional Case Funding

We can assist individuals who may need legal advice which they cannot pay for and which is outside the scope of Legal Aid in making an application for exceptional case funding. Find out more.

This service is co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union