Michael Mansfield Wants To Lead Inquiry As Woolf Quits

Friday 31st October 2014

Michael Mansfield QC tells LBC that he would ‘absolutely’ take over the Child Abuse Inquiry, now that Fiona Woolf has stepped down.

He told LBC’s Iain Dale that he had a proven track record of representing families and that Woolf’s resignation should have happened sooner.

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.

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