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Jimmy Savile Compensation Fund Runs Dry After Lawyers ‘Pocket £2.5million’ ($3,285,625.00 US)

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Law firm Osborne Clarke allegedly claimed costs of £1.8m for its work with NatWest bank for running the compensation scheme.And lawyers working for the claimants will be paid a total of £689,000, court papers have revealed.A payout of just over £1m has been agreed for 78 cases of abuse – with each victim getting £13,000.

 

Outraged child abuse survivors and a Labour MP have urged lawyers to take a stand over the charges.

Peter Saunders, the founder and spokesman of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said: “Arguably the only people who really win in these situations are the lawyers – they take the lion’s share of the money in estates such as Savile’s.

“It does seem iniquitous that the bulk of the estate ends up in the pockets of people who least need it.”

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