- Examining the legal duty to effect a burial
- Original news
- What’s the background to the case?
- What were the legal issues in this case?
- What did the judge decide?
- How common are cases like this, where there is contention between family members over where the deceased should be buried, particularly when the Will provides for burial issues?
- What can practitioners take from this?
Private Client analysis: An argument about where the deceased should be buried, or whether there should be a burial or a cremation, can exacerbate an already very distressing situation following a death. Robert Horsey, partner at Ashfords, considers the recent case of Anstey v Mundle and another, where the court had to determine an argument about where the deceased should be buried.
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