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Examining the legal duty to effect a burial

Published on: 04 August 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Examining the legal duty to effect a burial
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  • 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?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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