Funerals and Estate Planning


Funeral Planning Authority

CEDR is the dispute resolution body for deadlocked complaints related to members of the Funeral Planning Authority (Funeral Planning Authority) and their customers.

We provide:

Conciliation: A private and structured form of negotiation assisted by a trained CEDR Accredited mediator. If a settlement is reached the mediator can draw up an agreement that can then become a legally binding contract if signed by both parties.

This process is conducted by several means of communication including telephone, Skype or by email.

Conciliation Guidance Note

Funeral Planning Authority Conciliation

CEDR Application Form Conciliation (Funeral Planning Authority)

Arbitration: Arbitration is a formal and legally binding process where the dispute is resolved by the decision of a nominated third party called an arbitrator. Once the arbitrator issues their award it is legally binding under the Arbitration Act (1996) and can only be appealed in the courts in very limited circumstances. The arbitration process is conducted entirely in writing.

Arbitration Guidance Notes

Funeral Planning Authority Arbitration Rules

FPA Arbitration Form


Contact us

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

70 Fleet Street
United Kingdom

Telephone: 020 7520 3800
Fax: 0845 1308 117
Textphone: 020 7520 3767