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Unmarried woman wins legal battle over bereavement damages

28 November 2017

A woman who won her landmark battle for greater legal recognition for bereaved unmarried couples has called for the law to recognise “society has moved on”.

Jakki Smith, an NHS worker, took the government to court for breaching her human rights in denying her bereavement damages because she was not married to her partner of 16 years when he died.

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