Sometimes we genealogists are perplexed regarding the laws enacted in our country around probates, deaths and other subjects, such as how does an estate needing probate but without a body or death certificate manage to move on through the legal channels.
Although the following link may not give the historic laws and regulations we might be interested in, at least it lets us browse and search what we have now. A search of Legislation.
For instance: A coroner is empowered to provide a 'Notification of death' to Births, Deaths and Marriages.
And here is the 'Administration Act 1969' which deals with probates.