Skip to content

Read our latest statement regarding today's incident in Birstall. 

Public Health Funerals

Requested on
Thu 8th May, 2014
Reference
FOI 4384
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Does the council refer information to the Treasury Solicitor, QLTR, NUHU, Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster and/or Farrer & Co?
What does this information entail?
Who refers this information? (name, address & telephone)
If the council does not refer information to the Treasury Solcitor, QLTR, NUHU, Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster and/or Farrer & Co, why is this the case?
Does the council use a solicitor in matters of probate?
Which solicitors are used? (name, address & telephone)
If the council does not use a solicitor in matters of probate, who deals with this? (name, address & telephone)
Of the cases, where details have been sent to the Treasury Solicitor, Bona Vacantia Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster, NUHU, QLTR and/or Farrer & Co, please provide the following information:
name of the deceased
date of death
last known address
date of birth
have the next of kin been found?
Who located the next of kin?

Of the cases where details have not been sent to the Treasury Solicitor, Bona Vacantia, Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster, NUHU, QLTR, Farrer & Co, please provide the following information:

name of deceased
date of death
last known address
date of birth
Have the next of kin been found?
Who located the next of kin?

Does the council try to locate family before a funeral takes place?

If not, why?
How much time is spent looking for family before the funeral takes place?
Who is in charge in trying to contact the family? (name, address & telephone)

Answer

Does the council refer information to the Treasury Solicitor, QLTR, NUHU, Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster and/or Farrer & Co? Where appropriate
What does this information entail? Details of the deceased’s Estate
Who refers this information? (name, address & telephone) Brandon Fisher, Charnwood Borough Council, Southfields, Loughborough, LE11 2TX. 01509 634651
If the council does not refer information to the Treasury Solicitor, QLTR, NUHU, Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster and/or Farrer & Co, why is this the case? When it is not applicable to do so – e.g. there is no estate
Does the council use a solicitor in matters of probate? No
Which solicitors are used? (name, address & telephone) N/A
If the council does not use a solicitor in matters of probate, who deals with this? (name, address & telephone)  The details of the estate get passed to the treasury. The council does not get involved with probate
Of the cases, where details have been sent to the Treasury Solicitor, Bona Vacantia Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster, NUHU, QLTR and/or Farrer & Co, please provide the following information:
No timescale has been given in request.  There was one case which was referred in the last financial year -
name of the deceased Samuel Keith Brown
date of death 24/7/2013
last known address 78 Woodgate Drive, Birstall, Leicestershire
date of birth 4/6/1938
have the next of kin been found? No
Who located the next of kin? N/A
Of the cases where details have not been sent to the Treasury Solicitor, Bona Vacantia, Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster, NUHU, QLTR, Farrer & Co, please provide the following information:
No timescale has been given in request.  There have been three cases with no next of kin in the last financial year -
Case 1
name of deceased Michael Broughton
date of death 16/1/14
last known address No Fixed Abode
date of birth 02/03/78
Have the next of kin been found? No
Who located the next of kin? N/A
Case 2
name of deceased Reginald Oram Morris
date of death 23/8/13
last known address 36 Linden Rd, Loughborough
date of birth 23/12/29
Have the next of kin been found? No
Who located the next of kin? N/A
Case 3
name of deceased Peter Mann
date of death 2/5/13
last known address Ronald West Court, Loughborough
date of birth 31/3/1947
Have the next of kin been found? No
Who located the next of kin? N/A
Does the council try to locate family before a funeral takes place?  Yes

If not, why? N/A
How much time is spent looking for family before the funeral takes place?  We cannot quantify a time scale.  There is no set time limit, it can be different in each case
Who is in charge in trying to contact the family? (name, address & telephone) Brandon Fisher, Charnwood Borough Council, Southfields, Loughborough, LE11 2TX. 01509 634651

Back to top