Unmarried partners are a step closer to gaining improved rights following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling which gave greater recognition to the status of cohabiting 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 comments in the Financial Times on cohabiting couples' rights.

Landmark ruling recognises rights of cohabiting couples is available to read on the Financial Times 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.