Ali Hussain’s comments on plans for new FGM legislation published in Thomson Reuters and Business Insider.

Solicitor Ali Hussain, who acted for the defense in Britain’s first FGM trial earlier this year, welcomed the move but cautioned that investigating agencies would have to use discretion “to ensure this does not turn into a ‘witch hunt'”.

“I know of cases where a family has been prevented from going on holiday by police and social services only later to find that their suspicions were wrong. That kind of action stigmatises a family especially if they are of African origin.”

Read the Thomson Reuters article here and the Business Insider article here.