'Deathbed marriage' rise highlights need for reform

Analysis of government data by Eversheds Sutherland shows increase in last year

Jasmine Urquhart
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Eversheds Sutherland partner Emma King has called for a rethink of the rules on death benefits
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Eversheds Sutherland partner Emma King has called for a rethink of the rules on death benefits

A rise in the number of ‘deathbed marriages’ over the last year highlights the need for pension rule reform, lawyers say.

Law firm Eversheds Sutherland analysed General Record Office (GRO data from Q3 of 2022 - finding there was a sharp increase in the number of so-called Registrar General Licences, from an average of...

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