Publish date: 01 Apr 2021

BBC v The Right Honourable Lady Smith.

We are pleased the petition has been dismissed, leaving the Inquiry to focus solely on the critically important investigative work required by our wide terms of reference.

All the orders challenged in the petition were issued to prevent the imminent disclosure of confidential Inquiry information into the public domain and, importantly, protect the anonymity of vulnerable individuals who engage with the Inquiry.

We encourage anyone with information relevant to the Inquiry’s terms of reference to contact the Inquiry.