When someone dies, there are some things you have to do by law.
Report the death
Tell the person’s doctor, if they don’t already know. If the death is sudden or unexpected, contact the police.
You should also choose and contact a funeral director, if you want to use one.
Get a medical certificate showing the cause of death
This must be signed by a doctor. If the coroner is involved, they will tell you what to do.
Register the death
You usually need to formally register a death within five days. You’ll need to make an appointment and bring the signed medical certificate showing the cause of death.