The law in England & Wales which operates when a person goes missing, but there is no body found, is woefully inadequate. Although the Presumption of Death Act provides a much clearer process for applying for an order of presumed death, the process can still take a number of months to complete, and in the meantime the family are left unable to handle the missing person's financial affairs. I hope that the Government introduce the law on guardianship sooner rather than later