The inability of long term cohabitees to claim the bereavement award in personal injury cases is incompatible with their human rights: this was the recent finding of the Court of Appeal in Smith (suing in her own right and as the surviving partner of John Bulloch, deceased) v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and others  EWCA Civ 1916.
Teri Gauge-Klein appears in Family Law highlighting the wider implications of this victory for cohabitees.
Is the Smith case a step forward for the rights of cohabitees? is available to read on the Family Law website.
Teri is an associate in the personal injury and clinical negligence team and 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.