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FATAL ACCIDENTS ACT: Is it time for a change?

28 November 2017  

Stephanie Prior reports on whether cohabitees are at a disadvantage claiming damages

There is no remedy for dependants of a deceased or the estate of the deceased at common law.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    R (on the application of RJM) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2008] UKHL 63

    R (on the application of Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2015] UKSC 57

    Secretary of State for Work & Pensions v M [2006] UKHL 11

    Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust & anor [2016] EWHC 2208 (QB)

    Swift v Secretary of State for Justice [2012] EWHC 2000 (QB)

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