Sudden or unexpected death



When someone has died unexpectedly or the doctor is not certain of the cause of death, the case will often be referred to the Coroner’s Office.


It’s still a good idea to contact your funeral director at an early stage. A provisional date can be booked for the funeral, we will also help with some arrangements and we will liaise with the Coroner’s Office for you.


If you would like  support with a sudden bereavement there is help available.


Which Coroner’s Office is involved will depend on where the death occurred.

There are several Jurisdictions in London; details of these and the Districts in the rest of the country can be found here .