Three alleged Janner victims 'won't claim compensation'

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Three alleged victims of the late former Leicester West MP Lord Janner are not pursuing their compensation claims against his estate.

On Thursday in London, Senior High Court official Master McLoud was told by lawyers for the estate that each agreed to "abandon for all time and for all purposes all and any claims" in respect of any alleged personal injury, loss and damage.

Master McLoud said that those claims, brought by individuals represented by Affinity Law, had expired without service and were at an end.Six lead claimants, represented by Slater and Gordon, are still pursuing their actions against the estate.

A number of complainants also intend to proceed against Leicestershire County Council over alleged historic abuse while in care.

Lord Janner was charged with 22 sexual offences dating back to the 60s but the 87-year-old peer was found unfit to stand trial just days before he died inDecember 2015.

The estate's counsel, Rupert Butler, told the court it was worth £1.8 millionand the "finite fund" could be "overwhelmed" by costs and become insolventshould the claimants be successful on liability.

Calling for the cases to be heard quickly, he said there should be a cut-offpoint for fresh claims.

The proceedings will return to court in July for further case management.Lord Janner's son, Daniel Janner QC, who is working alongside Mr Butler, said later:

The civil proceedings are carrying on against a background of The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and an ongoing Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation.