BBC takes on barrister as Savile scandal deepens
24th October 2012
The BBC have announced that they will be receiving instruction from a leading human rights and civil liberties barrister as they look to resolve the ongoing Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.
The corporation confirmed that Dinah Rose, who recently represented Julian Assange as the Wikileaks founder fought an extradition order, is being taken on in light of the many recent shocking revelations relating to the deceased former television presenter. She will report to the BBC’s in-house legal team.
The announcement was made as the director general of the BBC, George Entwistle, was questioned by members of the Commons culture committee over the matter; meanwhile, a partner at a leading London firm also confirmed that they would be launching an action against both the media outlet and Stoke Mandeville hospital on behalf of the victims of Savile’s alleged abuse.
Newly qualified solicitors who are currently seeking work through one of the legal recruitment agencies in London will no doubt be watching these developments with interest, as issues such as this and the ongoing phone hacking saga continue to depend on the vital guidance of a cross-section of expert lawyers.