Who decides on the How and Why of a funeral?: an Australian argument

In a guest post, Neil Addison, Barrister, looks at a family conflict over funeral rites.

In the rather sad case of Gus Kak v Allison Sarah Kak (née Boman) [2020] NSWSC 140 (26 February 2020) the Supreme Court of New South Wales had to adjudicate a dispute between a Roman Catholic widow and her Muslim brother-in-law as to who had the right to decide on the form of funeral for the deceased, Omar Kak. Continue reading