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Change the current outdated law on Bereavement Damages

Submitted by Steve Maloret on Thursday 27th May 2021

Published on Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 2nd December 2021

Current Signatures: 7
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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21st Century ~ At Home ~ Bereaved families ~ Campaign ~ Child ~ Children ~ Compensation ~ England ~ Equal ~ Expand ~ Law ~ Money ~ Scotland ~ Time ~ Unmarried parents ~ US ~ Wales

Petition Action

Change the current outdated law on Bereavement Damages

Petition Details

Bring the law in England, Wales & NI into the 21st century to provide fairness for bereaved families as is already the case in Scotland.

Remove reference to 'illegitmate' children & provide equal rights to unmarried parents. Expand the eligibility to a wider group of close relatives e.g. siblings

Additional Information

Our experience shows that no amount of money will bring a loved one back but, at such an emotional time, how do you explain to a father of a child that has been killed that he's not entitled to compensation purely because he's not married to the mother of the child?

How do you explain why parents of a child just turned 18, still living at home and dependent on them, are also excluded?

Help us in our campaign to update the law and reflect modern families and their needs.


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