Bereavement SB v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2014] UKUT 495 (AAC), CG/4295/2013, 24 October 2014 Entitlement - validity of first marriage - by transnational phone call - wife in Pakistan, husband in UK- conflict of laws - formal validity depends on the laws of the countries in which each party is present at the time of the marriage - marriage by phone call is invalid in UK, so the marriage itself was invalid - accordingly the surviving second spouse was entitled to benefit - issues explored in detail. Carers benefit Secretary of State for Work and ...