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Day: 10 September 2021

Court of Appeal gives judgment on polygamous marriages and bereavement benefits

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Secretary of State for Work & Pensions v Akhtar [2021] EWCA Civ 1353 gives detailed guidance on the interplay between polygamous marriages and bereavement benefits under social security legislation. The Court allowed the Secretary of State’s appeal, holding that the Respondent, Mrs Akhtar, the widow of a man who […]