New Guidance of Costs of Costs Budgeting05-12-2017
Widening of Entitlement to Bereavement Awards – to include Cohabitees of over two years:
Court of Appeal has held (7.11.7) that the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 s.1A is incompatible with ECHR Article 14, read in conjunction with Article 8, to the extent that it excluded cohabitees (as opposed to spouses)
of over two years from its scheme for bereavement damages and has made a declaration of incompatibility under Section 4 HRA.
Barrister at USC