Christina Lambert QC has been appointed as lead Counsel to the Dame Janet Smith Review. She will be assisted by Kate Beattie also of One Crown Office Row.

This review “was established by the BBC to conduct an impartial, thorough and independent review of the culture and practices of the BBC during the years that Jimmy Savile worked there. The Review will receive evidence from those who may have been the subject of inappropriate sexual conduct by Jimmy Savile on BBC premises or on location for the BBC and from others who may have raised concerns about his conduct with the BBC. It will also examine whether the BBC’s child protection and whistleblowing policies are fit for purpose. The Review is chaired by the former Court of Appeal judge, Dame Janet Smith DBE.”

A website has been launched by the review and is available here.