SMB client wins prestigious investigative journalism award

Congratulations to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Alexandra Heal for winning Private Eye’s  Paul Foot Award 2020 for her series of articles about how police forces handle domestic abuse allegations against their own officers.  Her investigation has led to a super-complaint being lodged with the police inspectorate, highlighting how police forces have abandoned vulnerable women while seeking to protect their own.

The Paul Foot Award is an award given for investigative or campaigning journalism, set up by The Guardian and Private Eye in memory of the journalist Paul Foot, who died in 2004

After announcing Heal’s victory, Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye, said: “Congratulations to Alexandra Heal. Her entry was a terrific win against a really classy field of entries.”

We are proud to have advised Alexandra Heal and The Bureau in connection with the investigation and the articles.

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