Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 21 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWHC 2543 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Sir Geoffrey Vos

Representation Richard Moore (instructed by E Rex Makin and Co) for M.
  Debra Powell QC (instructed by DAC Beachcroft LLP) for the second defendant.
  Louis Browne QC (instructed by Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council) for Sefton.
Judgment Dates: 13 October 2017


Dead body - Disposal - Cremation

The Case

Dead body Disposal. The responsibility for disposing of the body of a notorious murderer would fall upon the third defendant local authority (Sefton). Although the duty of Sefton to bury or cremate the body under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984, s 46(1) (PH(CD)A) had not arisen, the Chancery Division had jurisdiction to make a partial administration under the . The court made directions as to the disposal of the body.

Practice Areas

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