A solicitor representing alleged victims of Jimmy Savile welcomed NatWest's decision to freeze the late presenter and broadcaster's estate. Alan Collins from law firm Pannone said:
This is good news for those victims of Savile who are taking legal action, as it means that they will be able to pursue claims against the estate.
If NatWest had not put the estate on hold, it would have meant legal action against Savile's estate to prevent the assets from being distributed amongst the beneficiaries of his will.
Pannone are also actively pursuing inquiries into Savile's overseas assets, which we believe are being administered in Guernsey.