Exclusive Rights of Burial

Exclusive Rights of Burial

This session is focussed on granting, exercising and transferring Exclusive Rights of Burial (EROB).

By the end of the course, you'll be able to identify the documentation required and draft a statutory declaration in the absence of certain legal documents. You'll also learn how to advise families on the purchase and transfer of the exclusive right of burial as well as gain understanding of how to protect your authority against potential claims.

The course is suitable for anyone involved in cemetery administration.

Event date Thu 25 Feb 2021 9:30 am
Event Ends Thu 25 Feb 2021 12:30 pm
Registered 15
Available places 0
Registration closes Wed 24 Feb 2021 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker ICCM
Location WALC Zoom Room

9.15 am

Zoom Meeting Room

will be opened

9.30 am

Course Overview

  • Putting things in context
  • Benefits of having a proper system
  • Does the funeral director need to be involved?
  • Background and research findings
  • Legal documents – wills, grant of probate, letters of administration
  • Memorial rights
  • Statutory declarations – how to gain information and draft the declaration
  • Questions and answers

12.30 pm



2 CPD Points

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


£30.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £60.00

Help with Delegate’s Fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

  • Members with a budgeted income up to £15,000 will get half price for all delegates
  • Members with a budgeted income between £15,001 & £30,000 can send two for the price of one
  • due to the low capacity of the course we cannot offer subsidies to larger Councils



Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Please read

Full terms and conditions of registration

To attend this session

you will need

A Zoom account (a free account is fine). please ensure you register for the event in the usual way using the same email address you use for your Zoom account.

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.


David McCarthy

Technical Services and Guidance Manager,ICCM

David has been in the role of Technical Services and Guidance Manager with the ICCM since 2008, in which he engages on issues such as training, consultancy, management placement, and assisting members.
David writes and delivers training to a diverse group of people from Cemetery and Crematorium Managers, staff working within the bereavement profession and Town and Parish Clerks with a responsibility for cemeteries.

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