Cemeteries are sites of tremendous community significance and are sometimes listed sites. Due to the increasing population, there is an increasing shortage of spaces in cemeteries in some parts of the country, prompting demand for new developments.

Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Licence for rights relating to burial sites

  • Advice on various statutory issues relating to the Brompton Cemetery

DJB specialists

  • Richard Holmes (Partner)

  • Maeve Bonner (Partner)


Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition of suitable land

  • Obtaining planning permission to use land as a cemetery

  • Disposal of cemetery

  • Erection of large structures on site including Mausoleums

  • Easements and restrictive covenants over the use of cemetery land

  • Service charge and maintenance considerations

  • Planning inquiries

Need help? Get in touch


Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279



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