29 November 2017

Jo Edwards warns unmarried couples of their lack of rights on separation or death

As part of national family lawyers’ organisation Resolution’s Cohabitation awareness week, head of family, Jo Edwards was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour about a case involving a lady who successfully brought a claim for bereavement benefit following the death of her partner (to whom she was not married). 

Jo explained the limited rights available to unmarried couples in England and Wales (as opposed to Scotland), calls for reform of the law and practical tips for unmarried couples in the meantime.  Jo’s interview begins at the 10:56 mark.

Earlier in the week Jo also gave interviews to BBC Radio London, Sussex, Surrey, Oxford, Nottingham, Devon, Cornwall, West Midlands and Kent.

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