Established Since
1920

Malcolm Shaw & Son Ltd
3,Church Street,
Marple,
Stockport.
Cheshire.
SK6 6BT
 
Telephone: 0161 427 2276
 
email: info@malcolmshawandsonltd.co.uk
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If the Death Occurred at Home
 
When death takes place at home their is usually relatives, friends or neighbour to assist.  Inform the Doctor as soon as possible that the Death has occurred.  He/She may write out the medical certificate of death when he/she visits the house, or may request you to attend the surgery for this purpose.
 
When the Death Occurred in Hospital
 
When death happens in hospital, the procedure is very similar.  Apply to the hospital for the medical certificate of death and not your family doctor.
 
The Coroner
 
In cases where the death has been reported to the coroner, if the deceased has not been attended by his/her doctor within 14 days or death occurs suddenly then the death will be reported to the coroner for area where the death took place.
 
The coroner will have to establish the cause of death: this is normally done by a post-mortem  the deceased will remain under the coroner's jurisdiction until the cause of death has been established and only then will the coroner release the deceased for the funeral to take place.
 
The coroner's procedure usually only takes a few days.  The funeral director will keep the relatives informed of the situation.  The funeral director will then be told when the family can register the death.  The coroner's court will issue the death certificate.
 
Inquest
 
When a death occurs and is due to unnatural causes a coroner's inquest is necessary.
The coroner will open and adjourn to a later date.  The coroner will then release the deceased to enable the funeral to take place.
 
The coroner will issue an interim certificate, which can be used for bank or insurance purposes.When the coroner completes the inquest the death can be registered.
 
When somebody dies it comes as a great shock.  Sometimes the death maybe expected, but nothing prepares you for the emotional shock of losing someone close.
Who Can Register?
  • Close relative of deceased
  • Relative in attendance during last illness
  • A relative living in the district where death occurred
  • A person present at death
  • The person causing the disposal
 
Documents Required
  • Medical Certificate of death
  • Medical Card if available
  • Birth Certificate & Information regarding Date of Birth
 
Information Required to Register
  • Day and place of death
  • Full name of deceased (maiden name if applicable)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation and home address
  • If married, full name and occupation of surviving spouse
 
The Registrar Will Issue:
A green disposal certificate for the funeral director.
A white social security certificate to be handed in at the D.S.S. offices with any pension books,
Copies of the death certificate for bank, insurance and solicitors.
Did you know.. By law all deaths must be registered
What is Probate?
 
When someone dies charge will be taken of their estate. (money, property and other possessions left) by collecting all the money, paying any debts and distributing the estate to those entitled.
 
The Probate Registry Issues a document named Grant of Representation.
There are Three Types of Grant:-
 
  • Probate issued to one or more executors named in the will
  • Letters of administration (with will) when there is a will. but no executor named or unable to deal with the estate.
  • Letters of administration issued when the deceased has not made a will or it is not valid.
 
Why is this grant necessary?
 
Organisations holding money in the deceased's name need to know to whom the money is to be paid.  The distribution of the estate is the responsibility of the person named on the deed.
 
Is the grant always needed?
 
A grant is sometimes not needed if the deceased's money is released without the holder seeing the grant, when the amount held is small and there are no complications.
 
Our Services to you start as soon as you contact us,  either by telephone or by calling personally and extend often way beyond the day of the funeral.
 
On initial contact we will ask for preliminary details whether  the deceased has died at home or in a private nursing home, we will advise on  the conveyance of the deceased to our private chapel of rest.
 
We will call at a time and place to suit the family, to  arrange the funeral. 
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