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insurance premiums poised to surge


Life insurance premiums are set to rise in the wake of law reforms banning undercover videotaping of claimants, according to industry lawyers.


They predict the Human Rights Act plus civil justice reforms will promote a significant hike in the amount of false claims.


Previously bogus accident claims have been thrown out as a result of covert footage showing claimants seemingly fit and well.


Solicitors Berrymans Lace Mawer partner Rodney Wilson says: “:We are concerned that under the Human Rights Act we will only be able to do this if we first tell the claimant, which rather defeats the object.”


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