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High Court judge accuses insurance industry of dishonesty over claims

The insurance industry is being “fundamentally dishonest” by claiming that our ‘compo culture’ and fraudulent claims are responsible for a rise in insurance premiums, said Mr Justice Kevin Cross

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
20th October, 2019
Mr Justice Kevin Cross

The insurance industry is being “fundamentally dishonest” by claiming that our ‘compo culture’ and fraudulent claims are responsible for a rise in insurance premiums, the judge who heads up the personal injuries section of the High Court has said.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross, who has presided over a number of recent high-profile medical negligence and personal injury actions, said: “For anyone to blame the so-called ‘compo culture’ and general damages, which...

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