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Just 12 replies to contract law paper

The Law Commission has had only 12 responses to its paper on reform of insurance contract law, with the consultation period ending this week.

Last week, there had been no responses when commercial and common law commissioner David Hertzell expressed his concerns at the Osney Media Protection Summit in London.

He said: “I do not know whether you like it or just cannot be bothered.”

The consultation paper, released in July, covers misrepresentation, non-disclosure and breach of warranty and proposes introducing a five-year non-contestability period for life insurance.

The Law Commission’s final report will be released next year.

A second Insurance Contract Law consultation paper, which covers insurable interest and the post-contract per-iod, will also be released next year and a final paper will be taken to the Government in 2010.


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