Do we have to use a funeral director?

The answer is no, there is no legal requirement to use a funeral director, however your loved one will need to be cared for between the time of death until the funeral and legal forms must be obtained before burial can be made. There are practical considerations regarding handling and looking after a deceased person. Most families benefit from the involvement of a funeral director but if you are confident and capable there is no reason why you should not arrange a family led funeral.