New setback for child sex abuse inquiry as top lawyer 'threatens to quit'

New setback for child sex abuse inquiry as top lawyer 'threatens to quit'
 

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."
He is thought to favour a restructuring to reduce the inquiry's workload, according to The Times.
Earlier this month, Professor Jay - the inquiry's fourth chairwoman - admitted its... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional West, Views: 30
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