No law requires you to use an undertaker. An undertaker is your agent, your deputy, your colleague. You are the funeral director.
Find out more about who’s in charge and all your rights and responsibilities here: Your legal rights and responsibilities
You will sign a contract with the funeral director for the supply of goods and services. You can require the funeral director to sign a contract with you concerning the privacy, security, dignity and care of the person who has died.
Download the contract here: Contract