The Supreme Court has ruled, with a four-to-one majority, that a Northern Irish mother is entitled to widowed parent's allowance following the death of her partner, despite the couple having not being married.
Siobhan McLaughlin was denied both a lump sum of £2,000 bereavement payment, as well as a widowed parent allowance of £118 a week, despite having lived with John Adams and having four children by him....
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