BN156 - Supreme Court Judgement - Walker v Innospec

Briefing Notes posted on 21 July, 2017

On 12 July 2017 the Supreme Court gave its judgement in Walker v Innospec and others. The case centred on the right to survivor benefits in respect of same-sex couples who are either married or registered as civil partners, and whether benefits should be restricted so that they only reflect pensionable service after 5 December 2005. The Supreme Court overturned a previous Court of Appeal decision and ruled that the restriction to post 5 December 2015 service is unlawful.

This briefing note sets out a summary of the judgement.