Levertons Now

Levertons Today

Today the company is run by cousins Pippa and Andrew. Both worked and studied in other fields before deciding to join the firm.

Cousin Hannah also joined the firm. This brings a wealth of experience and fresh ideas to the way in which the company is run. Clive Leverton, who until earlier in 2014 was our chairman, has now retired but offers support as a consultant to the firm.

As a family business, we are fortunate that our family ties extend beyond the Levertons. Some of our colleagues’ partners and children are also part of the company. Our profession is suited to a family company. Working with the deceased and the bereaved is a vocation – not every Leverton has chosen to join the company.

Women have been arranging funerals and taking care of families at Levertons for a long time. In the 60s, Bill and Bunty Biggerstaff ran a branch together, so Bunty was the pioneering first woman funeral director at Levertons – well ahead of her time! Next was Clive’s daughter Pippa in 1996, followed by Julie Avery in 2000 and Clive’s other daughter Hannah more recently. Today, six of our funeral directors are women, including Julie’s daughter Carmel.

Since the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, we have noticed significant changes in British funeral protocol. The use of contemporary music and personal tributes directly from family and friends is much more common today than before her death.

Another welcome change in the 21st century is environmental consciousness. Woodland burial sites are emerging around London and the city’s crematoria are now researching more solutions to reduce pollution for the future.  We recently pioneered the first all-electric hearse in this country, for which we won the Best Alternative Hearse in 2015 and Best Green Funeral Director in 2013, as part of the Good Funeral Awards. This is proving invaluable for the city funerals with short journeys and for our clients who feel environmentally conscious. We are also proud to be one of the founding members of the Association of Green Funeral Directors.

Whether the funeral is religious, semi-religious or non-religious, we strive to find the right person to conduct the ceremony which is appropriate to you and the person who has died. Every funeral is different. We are guided by the people who come to us. Listening carefully to the bereaved and honouring the wishes of the person who has died is probably our greatest strength.

Immediate Assistance

In the case of someone dying at home, or if you need to contact us for immediate assistance out of our office hours, please do call us. We can arrange collection at any time of day or night:

Fantastic everything we wanted was done nothing put them out there way they did everything we asked for my mam was well looked after amazing people and very helpful

Review by Stacey K left on 28 Nov 2023


Lorna was great and very professional, we had a lovely service. She listened to what we wanted and carried it out accordingly. Thanks to all the team

Review by Ann S left on 28 Nov 2023


The relatively sudden death of my best friend who was 48 years old was one of the hardest things to bear. Levingtons made arranging his funeral so easy, the staff felt like friend who listened and understood with no pressures I’d like to thank pippa and Michael for bringing comfort at such an awlful time. Keep up the good work and never change

Review by Peter C left on 25 Nov 2023


I was very impressed from first to last with the way in which Kathryn at Leverton handled the arrangements. Very sensitive and professional indeed.

Review by Paul G left on 24 Nov 2023


Levertons dealt with the funeral of our dear aunt with respect and tenderness. Kathryn at the Hampstead branch was very helpful and personable and explained the process and was considerate of our wishes. She communicated regularly and was there on the day to assist and reassure.

Review by Anne S left on 10 Nov 2023


With respect and tenderness. Kathryn at the Hampstead branch was very helpful and personable and explained the process and was considerate of our wishes. She communicated regularly and was there on the day to assist and reassure.

Review by Anne S left on 10 Nov 2023


I had a very positive experience with Leverton in Belsize Park. Kathryn made the whole experience of organising my husband’s funeral very easy, and in assisting me to obtain the desired ceremony. The result was faultlessly beautiful.

Review by Alice F left on 07 Nov 2023


Dear Kathryn, Thank you for your invaluable care and support during the dark days following Richard’s passing. You were a great comfort to us as a family and your ability to coordinate all the various aspects involved was nothing short of a miracle. The funeral, although traumatic, went smoothly. We received nothing but wonderful comments from all involved. We send you very best wishes.

Review by Julie R left on 06 Nov 2023


The service that Levertons (Golders Green) provided, cannot be faulted. From beginning to end and through every aspect of the arrangements, they were: professional, supportive, kind and extremely patient. I would recommend this company very highly

Review by Catherine D left on 23 Oct 2023


Kathryn was brilliant - she was thorough, efficient, friendly - everything from preparation to the actual day went very well. It was so nice that this old, established firm, continued to serve their customers with a personal touch. Can't recommend more. Thank you Kathryn!

Review by Kumiko M left on 18 Oct 2023


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