Unmarried woman wins legal battle over bereavement damages

Jakki Smith, who was denied statutory award after death of her partner of 16 years, says her human rights had been breached

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”.

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