Disposal of a corpse: who has the right to decide after death? Amy Berry explains ‘Judge Boggis QC confirmed that the factual matrix is relevant as are the views of all sides and the wishes of the deceased, but that ultimately the court is required to find a solution which does fairness and justice to …
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Wills & Trusts Law Reports | Summer 2018 #172
.This case concerned the burial arrangements of Liam McManus (Liam), who
took his life aged just 15. Liam had a difficult upbringing. His parents
were heroin addicts and so he was brought up by his maternal grandparents
in Liverpool until he entered foster care aged 5. Two years later he moved in
with the claimant, Mr Burrows, (who was Liam’s paternal uncle) and his family in St Helens and a full residence order was made in favour of the claimant
and his wife. Mr and Mrs Burrows were described as his psychological
In the year before he died, Liam made contact with h...
Jane Evans-Gordon discusses the quandaries that can arise on the disposal of a dead body ‘Bodies cannot be bought or sold, stolen, criminally damaged or, as was once tried, seized by creditors.’ Thomas Mann said that ‘It is a fact that a man’s dying is more the survivors’ affair than his own’.Regrettably, while the Lord …
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