Child abuse inquiry has 'crumbled'
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Child abuse inquiry has 'crumbled' - Michael Mansfield QC

The child sexual abuse inquiry has "crumbled" and may be impossible to fix, a leading barrister has said.

Michael Mansfield QC told BBC Newsnight that the best way forward was to have separate chairs overseeing different areas.

The inquiry has been battling to keep the confidence of victims after losing its third chair, Dame Lowell Goddard, and a succession of senior lawyers.

Mr Mansfield represented the families of victims in the Bloody Sunday inquiry and the Hillsborough inquest.

  • 22 Nov 2016