I don't know all their names, but the bloke in the glasses is from Irwin Mitchel solicitors, and between him and Richard Scorer (far left) is Peter Garsden. What joy it is to listen to these ***** talk about money. But, listen we must if we are to learn anything at all.
At some point the chairman questions Scorer about the 'large proportion of claims' that his company turns down. What is the criteria for acceptance of that, one in eight or nine ? Scorer's answer - Is (the claim) likely to be true ? Is it provable. Is there a defendant that can be sued ? He/she doesn't have to be alive, but they do have to be 'solvent' !
We still don't know how many of the Savile claims were paid out. We do know, roughly at least, how many were accepted. Not sure how Mr Scorer's one in eight/nine sits with the following figures.
HERE WE GO
Feb 2015 - from Joshua Rosenberg - Guardian relating to Oct 2014
So, that's 199
While, just a month later in November David Rose
By July 2016, only 78 claims 'against the estate' had been 'agreed' by the High Court. Not sure how many of these were Liz Dux's 168 claimants
Poor comfort for them that got nowt despite being accepted by Ms Dux and Co ! Laugh out loud as we often say ! Not sure how many survivors attended the first day of the compo solicitors gig. I think there may have been one or two more of them than solicitors. But I cannot be sure just looking at this clip.
Mr Scorer notes his paydays usually total between £10,000 and £40,000. His - one-in-eight-or-nine, would get more, save the fact they couldn't prove loss of earnings ! Another participant quoted payments of just £3000 to £4000. Wow, what does Slater and Gordon have that he didn't ?
Someone, or rather, something very solvent, whose assets are generally not their own, no doubt. Such as : the Anglican Church, The Roman Catholic Church, Lambeth Council, Nottingham County Council etc etc etc
To be continued - Next time