Dr Anton van Dellen has written to Dame Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner in relation to Martin Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana.

In an emailed response to him, Scotland Yard said his request for a criminal inquiry was now under review.  Mr Bashir, then a relatively unknown investigative reporter, conducted the only television interview Princess Diana ever gave.  The BBC has instigated an internal inquiry into Mr Bashir’s actions and appointed Lord Dyson, a former Master of the Rolls, to lead the inquiry.  The BBC has already said that it does not believe Mr Bashir’s actions or anyone else’s at the corporation amounted to criminal behaviour.  There has been press coverage:

Barrister on this case – Dr Anton van Dellen

Dr Anton van Dellen has experience in a wide range of defamation proceedings, ranging from pre-action advice to fully contested High Court claims and appeals up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has sound experience in bringing Judicial Reviews and appeals against a wide range of public authorities, challenging decisions for being unlawful, irrational and/or failing to follow published guidance. High Net Worth clients are represented by Dr Anton van Dellen in a range of litigation involving disputes over assets.