A favour to an old friend?

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Law chief who decided not to prosecute Labour peer Lord Janner over alleged child sex abuse was at the same legal chambers as him

Alison Saunders sparked outrage when she ruled peer wouldn’t face trial

Lord Janner will not be charged with crimes despite CPS having evidence

It has emerged she trained at same legal firm where Janner was top QC

Country’s top prosecutor is now facing calls to quit from campaigners


25 April 2015

The Director of Public Prosecutions who let off Lord Janner over alleged child sex abuse started her career at a legal chambers when the disgraced Labour peer was a top QC there.

Alison Saunders, 54, sparked outrage last week when she decided the 86-year-old should not face a string of charges of paedophilia against nine children because he has dementia.

Today, newly-released documents revealed damning evidence that abuse was covered up by police and social workers for more than 20 years.

And now it has emerged Mrs Saunders’ law career got off to a flying start when she secured her pupillage – a barrister’s training contract at 1 Garden Court Chambers in London in 1983.

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