When someone dies, there are several arrangements that need to be made, and there are statutory and non-statutory forms to be completed.
The responsibility for these arrangements normally falls to the Executor, or the nearest surviving relative. They may wish to approach a professional Funeral Director to undertake some of the various tasks on their behalf.
The Funeral Director will discuss the practical arrangements for the collection of the body with the family and will obtain the necessary medical certificates.
It will also be necessary to register the death, and information can be provided by the Funeral Director if necessary to assist in completing that duty.
If preferred, a funeral can be arranged without the services of a Funeral Director and it's possible for the Executor or the nearest living surviving relative to make arrangements independently. Should this be your preferred option, Life and family will be happy to assist with any queries you may have.