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Same-sex partners win their fight for full pensions

Overview

The Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment relating to occupational pension scheme death benefits payable to same-sex partners. It has decided, in the case of Walker v Innospec, that a spouse's pension payable to a same-sex partner cannot be limited to the member's pensionable service completed on or after 5 December 2005.
 
This case has worked its way through the legal system culminating in the Supreme Court's decision. This briefing examines the case in detail.