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This is a question Waste of money

I once paid a small fortune to a solicitor in a legal case. She got lost on the way to court, turned up late with the wrong papers and started an argument with the judge, who told her to "shut up, for the love of God". A stunning investment.

Thanks to golddust for the suggestion

(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 11:45)
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I have never understood this "If we don't hear from you we will renew" malarky
The basis of contact law is: (1) Offer (2) Acceptance (3) Consideration (exchange of money)

Where is the offer/acceptance? As far as I am concerned you do not have a contract with the insurance company so you owe them nothing.

Also, all financial policies have a 14 day cool off period, so even if you had formed a new contract you could cancel it.

Of course dealing with insurance companies is a complete nightmare, so all of the above becomes null and void when you deal with cretins.
(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 16:34, 1 reply)
Apparently the FSA reckon it is a good idea
They reckon that it's better that people are occasionally pissed off in this manner than all the people who forget to renew end up uninsured.

However I can't see why they couldn't pair this policy (it's part of the code of conduct for insurance companies) with a requirement that you can cancel at no cost.
(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 16:57, closed)
^ This. Should be a happy medium.

(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 20:20, closed)
If you cancel within 14 days of your renewal, there is no cost. After that, cancellation fees apply as per the terms and conditions of your insurance company.

(, Sat 2 Oct 2010, 16:52, closed)

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