A landmark legal battle over bereavement damages has prompted a call for cohabiting couples to be given the same recognition as married couples.

Jakki Smith, from Lancashire, took the government to court claiming it had breached her human rights by denying her the damages following the death of John Bulloch, her partner of 16 years.

Teri Gauge-Klein appears in Financial Times Adviser on the issue of cohabiting couples' rights.

Landmark case prompts call for cohabitee rights is available to read on the Financial Times Adviser website. 

Teri is an associate in the personal injury and clinical negligence team. She acts on a variety of personal injury matters such as road traffic accidents, accidents at work, slips and trips and accidents in public places such as restaurants.