Government’s child abuse inquiry in crisis after ‘top lawyer threatens to quit over way the investigation is run’

Daily Mail


A lawyer helping to lead the Government’s child abuse inquiry is poised to quit, it was claimed last night.

Ben Emmerson QC, currently counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, is responsible for probing claims of historical abuse at organisations from Westminster to the Church.

Mr Emmerson is understood to fundamentally disagree with the inquiry’s fourth chairwoman, Alexis Jay, over the way the inquiry is set to run, the Times reported.

He is believed to be in favour of restructuring the inquiry while Professor Jay, with the backing of the Home Office and the Prime Minister, insists it should stay within its original remit.

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