When a death occurs suddenly, whether naturally or otherwise, the Coroner is informed. The Coroner is usually a solicitor or doctor and is appointed to serve a district within a county.
Following a death, it is often necessary to obtain a "Grant of Probate' on the estate of the deceased. Probate is granted by the Probate Registry to the executor named where a will has been left by the deceased. In order to do this it may be advisable to contact a Solicitor who can relieve you of many worries and take control of wills, problems of intestacy, any debts, grants and letters of administration etc.