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Legal challenge to Fiona Woolf chairing abuse inquiry

A victim of historical child sexual abuse has launched a legal challenge to the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating the issue.

A judicial review application, seen by the BBC, claims she is not impartial, has no relevant expertise and may not have time to discharge her duties.

Labour wants Mrs Woolf to meet abuse victims after it was revealed she is a friend of former Home Secretary Lord Brittan.

The BBC's home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds reports

  • 22 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK
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