Freshfields and Lewis Silkin drawn into Save the Children misconduct scandal

Freshfields and Lewis Silkin named as advisers in letter sent to International Development Committee by charity's former chair

Save the Children opted not to reopen a disciplinary investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour by former chief executive Justin Forsyth (pictured below), on the basis of advice given by Lewis Silkin and supported by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, it has emerged.

The two firms’ involvement was confirmed in a letter sent to the International Development Committee by the charity’s former chair Sir Alan Parker earlier this month.

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