Payout for Savile victims could take £3.3m estate

Payout for Savile victims could take £3.3m estate
 

A HIGH Court judge has described a compensation scheme set up to cater for victims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile as a "sensible and pragmatic" attempt at solving a "complex situation".
Mr Justice Sales said the scheme – agreed between the executor of Savile’s estate and lawyers representing alleged victims – would allow for “sufficient objective scrutiny” of the merits of compensation claims.
The judge has analysed the scheme in a written ruling on a dispute between the estate executor – the NatWest bank – and a charitable trust which is the major beneficiary of the... read more

 
12 March 2014 in Hot News, Views: 36
Source: Scotsman
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