Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and another v Makin and others

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 s 116 PH(CD)A. The court made directions as to the disposal of the body.

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