Reed Smith set to earn nearly £1m from Savile mandate as BBC criticised for £5m bill

Reed Smith set to earn nearly £1m from Savile mandate as BBC criticised for £5m bill

Reed Smith has received nearly a million pounds in legal fees as a result of assisting in the BBC’s investigation into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal as the corporation comes under criticism for spending a total of £5m of licence fee payers’ money on three reviews.

The BBC’s annual report today (17 July) revealed that the cost of the Pollard Review – one of three reviews set up in the wake of the Savile scandal – was £2.8m, of which £893,500 went to Reed Smith. Continue reading “Reed Smith set to earn nearly £1m from Savile mandate as BBC criticised for £5m bill”