||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 21 (Nov)
|| EWHC 2543 (Ch)
Sir Geoffrey Vos
||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.
||13 October 2017
Dead body - Disposal - Cremation
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.
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