Langford v Secretary of State for Defence: taking a functional approach towards survivors' benefits?

  • Kathy Griffiths
Keywords: cohabitation, survivors’ benefits, pensions, function-based recognition


This is a commentary on Langford v Secretary of State for Defence, where the Upper Tribunal's decision was overruled by the Court of Appeal. The decision has implications for the payment of pensions and survivors' benefits in future cases, but, as will be argued here, the case is also important from a family law perspective.

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