Child abuse inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson QC suspended
The most senior lawyer working for the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales has been suspended from duty.
The inquiry said it had "become very concerned about aspects" of Ben Emmerson QC's leadership of his team.
It said he has been suspended "so that these can be properly investigated".
The inquiry said press suggestions Mr Emmerson was considering resigning after raising disagreements over its future direction were untrue.
In a statement, it said: "They are not a matter on which he has advised the chair or panel."
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