Michael Mansfield Wants To Lead Inquiry As Woolf Quits
Michael Mansfield QC tells LBC that he would ‘absolutely’ take over the Child Abuse Inquiry, now that Fiona Woolf has stepped down.
Fiona Woolf has quit as head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse following criticism of her suitability for the role.
Concerns over Mrs Woolf’s social links with former home secretary Lord Brittan had been raised, after it become likely that he would be called to give evidence in the inquiry.
The City Lawyer had come under increasing pressure to step down after victims’ groups told Home Office officials they were “unanimous” in their view that she should go.