Funerals of True Compassion

Legal Requirements

As highly regarded funeral directors, it is important that we strictly follow the requirements of the law, involving the registration and the coroner.

An Expected Death


You will be guided through this every step of the way. Registration of death should take place within 5 working days of the occurrence by the next of kin, executor, or someone present at the time of death. The information that’s required is as follows:

  1. Date and place of death
  2. The full name of the deceased and the maiden name if the deceased is a woman who has been married
  3. The date and place of birth
  4. The occupation of the deceased and, if the deceased is a married woman or widow, the occupation of her husband
  5. The usual address of the deceased
  6. The NI of the deceased
  7. Whether the deceased was in receipt of a pension from public funds
  8. If the deceased was married, the date of birth of the surviving partner
  9. Name and address of the informant and qualification to inform 

Items to Take with You

  • Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from the doctor who tended to the deceased
  • Some form of personal identification (driving license)

The registrar will give you a certificate known as the green form, which must be given to us. You will also receive the death certificate, which costs £7.

Contact our funeral directors to find out more about the legal requirements of arranging a funeral.