Discover how to overcome common issues, avoid unnecessary costs and create new income streams.

The sessions will cover the following subjects, as well as exploring any problems / issues you might wish to raise:

  • Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977 (LACO)
  • Admin Processes
  • Grave Digging
  • Memorials
  • Exhumation
  • Granting and Exercising the EROB (Exclusive Rights of Burial)
  • Transferring the EROB
Cemetery Legal Compliance - an in depth look at the legal aspects of managing a cemetery effectively and sensitively


Wednesday 5 February, 9:15am – 12:30pm
Thursday 6 February, 9:15am – 12:30pm


Members: £145 + VAT
Non-Members: £165 + VAT

CPD points

Claim 1 CPD point for attending each session!

Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event (please check your spam inbox) and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.

Superb course well presented, covered everything I needed in order to improve the processes already in place and to implement some new admin procedures. Great course expert trainer raft of experience who was able to share a range of personal scenarios. Very helpful.”
Emma Morehen, Polebrook Parish Council 

David the Presenter was excellent and left you in no doubt he knew his profession from top to bottom. His style was friendly and extremely approachable. All levels of questions were put to him and he treated them all with the same courtesy. Although a beginner in cemetery management myself I felt much more confident by the end and now know which questions I should be asking in my office.
Katie Weir, Axbridge Town Council

About the Trainer

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

David has 26 years experience of the management and operation of cemeteries and crematoria working for 20 of those years for the prestigious City of London Cemetery and Crematorium where he held the position of Cemetery and Crematorium Manager. He is a Fellow and Life member of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.

David was appointed Technical Services and Guidance Manager in 2008 joining a small team of experienced cemetery and crematorium personnel who deliver training, offer consultancy and supply management placement around the country.

David was responsible for the development of the EROB Training Scheme which shows cemetery professionals how to correctly and legally Grant, Exercise and Transfer the Exclusive Rights of Burial. For this important work David was awarded Fellowship of the Institute.


David McCarthy

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