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.

How can Bargate Murray help you, and your business?

Our employment team provide professional advice in all areas of employment law from day to day HR Advice; Employment Tribunal/Employment Appeal Tribunal advice; and high court injunctions.

Our areas of expertise @ Bargate Murray include:

Arbitration – Commercial - Corporate – Employment – Litigation (including complex cross border litigation) – Mediation – Shipping – Superyachts

We welcome your comments on this update, and look forward to hearing from you.


T: +44 (0)20 7375 1393





This document is strictly for information purposes only. The information and opinion expressed in this document does not constitute legal or other advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for legal advice. The content of this document is not to be reproduced in whole or part without the express permission of the author.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© PHILIP HENSON, DKLM LLP | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.