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Cemetery Legal Compliance

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This day long course takes an in depth look at the legal aspects of managing a cemetery effectively and sensitively. Always the most sensitive of areas in our everyday lives as local council clerks. 
Who should attend?
  • This course is a must for all Clerks and their deputies who are involved with cemetery management.

Course outline:

  • The Law and compliance:
    • Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977; Registers and Plans; Burial and Memorial Rights; Shallow Graves; Registration Certificates; Exhumation
  • Using the law to solve common problems
    • BS8415 for the installation of Memorials; BRAMM Blue Book
  • Granting and Transferring Rights of Burial - Getting it in context:
    • Benefits from having a proper system;
    • Does the Funeral Director need to be involved?
    • Legal documents
    • Statutory Declarations
    • Content: How to gain the information required
    • Drafting the Declaration
    • Obtaining the signatures required
    • Interactive session: Examples and working through some scenarios


0930 - 1630*
*This is a one day course. Exact timings will be confirmed when you receive your joining instructions.

About the trainers:

David McCarthy FICCM (Dip) (Hons)
ICCM Technical Officer, Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management

Tim Morris, FICCM (Dip), FSBP
Chief Executive, Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management






 Click here for full biographies for David and Tim


‘Excellent training course. It was great doing in-house training with only 6 of us.’ Michelle Temple, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

“Tim provided a thoroughly enlightening and engaging day of learning.  The manner of presentation is very clear and clarity of information is very much appreciated. Thank you. Fascinating day.” Lisa Bolland Town Clerk Kirkbymoorside Town Council

"A lot of information was covered but so well organised that I felt I had received a great amount of basic information with the back up of all the templates and forms emailed to us the following day.  Any questions we had were all answered throughout the day. The trainer Tim Morris made it very interesting and I would highly recommend him". Rebecca Hill, Clerk Of Settle Town Council

Delegate Fees:

If your Clerk attends, subsequent bookings for the same course from members of the council may attend at the member rate.

There is not just value in your investment in attending the training course, but these are also great opportunities to network with like-minded individuals and make new contacts.

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Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event and your invoice will be sent 5 days after the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.


 Date  Course Code  Venue  Directions  Members  Non Members  Register
9th Oct 19
CemtComp19 Double Tree by Hilton
Woodlands Lane
Bradley Stoke
BS32 4JF

Venue Link
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