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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Davies' Law of Burial, Cremation and Exhumation 8th ed isbn 9780414044944

Davies' Law of Burial, Cremation and Exhumation 7th ed

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ISBN13: 9780721900650
ISBN: 0721900658
New Edition ISBN: 9780414044944
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Shaw & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This standard textbook on the subject has been fully revised to take account of the many changes in law and practice that have occurred since the last edition.

Of particular note are the regulations that relate to the cremation of body parts, the consequences of the Dr Shipman case and various matters associated with coroners and death certification generally. Many other topical issues are addressed, such as the disposal of foetal remains and the Office of Fair Trading Report Funerals.

The book remains comprehensive in its coverage. Part 1 deals with funeral arrangements including general requirements after death, registration of deaths and still births, the disposal of bodies and the responsibility for funeral arrangements and expenses. Part 2 deals with burials, in churchyards and cemeteries, and the procedure and registration of a burial. Parts 3 and 4 cover cremation and exhumation fully. A series of Appendices gives further useful information.

This book is invaluable to all those connected with the disposal of the dead.

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Family Law
General requirements after a death; registration of deaths and still-births; disposal of bodies of deceased persons; responsibility for funeral arrangements and expenses; burials in churchyards; burials in cemeteries; burial procedure and the registration of burials; gifts for the maintenance of monuments, memorials, graves or tombstones; the provision, management and development of crematoria; cremation procedure; exhumation powers, procedure and offences; utilization and development of disused burial grounds and closed churchyards.