Sharon Shoesmith - “The Scapegoat”


Philip Henson, Partner, and employment law expert in the City of London law firm Bargate Murray ( Sharon Shoesmith’s recent victory in the Court of Appeal (UK) and opines that a negotiated settlement could be the best way forward.

Sharon Shoesmith, Former Haringey Council Children's Boss, has won her Court of Appeal Case, against her controversial sacking (live on TV by former Minister Ed Balls) following the tragic death of Baby P.

The Court of Appeal has held that Ms Shoesmith was "entitled to be treated lawfully and fairly and not simply and summarily scapegoated".

Media coverage

My comments on the Shoesmith case have already been picked up by The Financial Times; The Guardian; The Independent newspaper, Sky News, the Daily Telegraph, and The Times.

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