New setback for child sex abuse inquiry as top lawyer 'threatens to quit'
The national inquiry into child sexual abuse could be facing another serious blow after reports claimed its most senior lawyer is considering resigning.
Ben Emmerson QC, who is counsel to the inquiry, is said to disagree with chairwoman Alexis Jay about its future.
His departure would represent a fresh setback for the probe, which has been beset by problems since it was first launched by then home secretary Theresa May in 2014.
A spokeswoman for the inquiry said Mr Emmerson has not resigned. Mr Emmerson said: "I am not making any comment at this time."
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