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Bereavement damages: Unmarried woman wins legal fight

28/11/2017

Author: Colin Cook

Accidents and Injuries

A woman has won her legal battle for better rights for unmarried people who lose their long-term partners.

As reported by the BBC, her legal team had argued the current bereavement damages legislation was in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.

They said the award should be available to anyone who had been in a relationship for at least two years.

Personal Injury specialist Colin Cook commented: "The categories of people entitled to claim bereavement damages have long since been considered unfair and unduly restrictive. This decision represents a common sense approach bringing the law up to date to reflect modern living arrangements and will hopefully pave the way for a long overdue change in legislation."

Please contact Colin Cook if you would like any further information or advice regarding bereavement damages or any Personal Injury or Medical Negligence matter at colincook@hatchbrenner.co.uk or on 01603 660 811.

Personal Injury Solicitor Colin Cook

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