The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Posted by: Maria Strauss and Richard Horwell QC | Date posted : 17/12/2015

On 10 July 2015 Farrer & Co published a note about the opening of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Since then, on Friday 27th November 2015, the Inquiry has published a formal update statement and a number of other notes relating to specific investigations which can be found here.

In broad summary, the formal update demonstrated that the Inquiry had taken a large step forward.  Specific institutions have been identified as part of the first phase of the Inquiry's investigations and we expect that early in the New Year other investigations and specific institutions will be identified. Twelve investigations spread across two categories have been commenced.

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If you require further information on anything covered in this briefing please contact Maria Strauss (; 020 3375 7259), Richard Horwell QC (; 020 7400 6479), or your usual contact at the firm on 020 3375 7000. Further information can also be found on the Child Protection page on our website.

This publication is a general summary of the law. It should not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

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December 2015