Rai (In her own name and as Personal Representative of the Estate of the late Gautam Rai) v Legal & General Assurance Society Ltd

Employment – Contract of employment. The deceased had been employed with a company in the United Kingdom, which had entitled him to death-in-service benefits, among other things. He had moved to India to work with the parent company's organisation there, but had died after a fatal motor vehicular accident. The claimant, his widow, brought a claim against the defendant underwriter of the parent company's insurance policy, after it rejected a claim for death benefit on the grounds that the deceased had not been ordinarily employed or resident in the UK at the time of his death. The Chancery Division, in dismissing the claim, held that, on the facts, the deceased had not been ordinarily employed or ordinarily resident in the UK at the date of his death.

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