Neil Block QC represents the Secretary of State for Health in this matter, in which the claimants seek compensation from Jimmy Savile’s estate as well as the hospitals and the BBC at which he worked.
So far around 140 people have come forward claiming to be victims of abuse. An inquiry by the Metropolitan Police has so far recorded more than 200 sexual offences said to have been committed by Savile. Adverts in national papers call for people who have not yet come forward to apply for compensation within a six-week deadline, though the scheme will stay open for a year.
The Chancery Division has recently, after a contested hearing, approved a Compensation Scheme which victims may join.
To read more about this case please see this article, in Lawyer.