30 August 2018

Jo Edwards quoted in The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Times and The Times Brief, welcoming the McLaughlin judgement as a ‘common sense’ ruling

The news that the Supreme Court had ruled that not allowing a cohabiting mother to claim bereavement payments, after her partner passed away, was discriminatory and a breach of human rights was published in The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Times and The Times Brief, along with commentary from Head of Family, Jo Edwards.

Jo called the ruling a "victory for common sense" and said that "Siobhan McLaughlin's case once again brings into sharp focus the different treatment of unmarried couples, compared to their married counterparts, when their relationship ends through separation or death.”

Jo’s comments also featured in an article in The Law Society Gazette.

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