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Butler-Sloss 'not right person' for abuse inquiry says victims' lawyer

The retired judge appointed to chair the child abuse review has insisted she will not quit over her family connection with a previous investigation.

Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was chosen by the home secretary to head the inquiry into allegations of historical abuse.

Her late brother, Sir Michael Havers, was Attorney General during the early 1980s.

Sir Michael faced criticism after he sought to stop Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens from naming in Parliament a top diplomat - Sir Peter Hayman - as a paedophile in the early 1980s.

Alison Millar, who is head of the abuse law team at Leigh Day Solicitors, said the inquiry had to have the confidence of survivors.

''She (Baroness Butler-Sloss) is really not the right person to head up this particular inquiry into child abuse,'' she told the BBC's Norman Smith.

  • 09 Jul 2014
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