When Someone Dies

Dying at home

When someone dies at home you should firstly call their Doctor (GP) who will attend and issue a medical certificate for the cause of death.

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Death in professional care

The hospital bereavement will offer you emotional support & practical advice about what to do next.

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Registration

Once a medical certificate of death has been completed, you should register the person's death, usually at the Registry Office closest to the place of death. The registration should be done by a relative or the executor of the will. Please be aware that many Registry Offices require you to make an appointment.

Once you have registered the death, we can handle all the arrangements for you or help guide and advise you. You can also follow the Government's step by step guide of what to after someone dies.

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 refered to the Coroner's Office.

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Dying abroad - Repatriation to and from the UK

​As your UK funeral director we will work with you, the oversees funeral director and British Consulate or Embassy to receive the deceased to the UK.

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Dying at Home
When someone dies at home you should call their Doctor (GP) who will issue a Medical Certificate for the cause of death and contact us so that we can bring the deceased into our care once the doctor has attended. You should then register the death within 5 days but we can guide you through all of this.
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Death in Professional Care
If someone dies in professional care such as a hospital, the hospital bereavement will offer you emotional support & practical advice about what to do next. They will also provide you with the Medical Certificate, and contact details for the closest Registry Office. We can then make all the arrangements for you.
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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.
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When a Child or Baby Dies
We conduct baby funerals for a local hospital which are arranged and paid for by the Hospital Trust. If you are having a private funeral, we can provide you with an estimate in respect of your specific wishes. Sometimes when a baby dies before full gestation parents are unable to attend the funeral. We ensure that the funeral is carried out with dignity and respect.
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Dying Abroad and Repatriation
As your UK funeral director, we will work with you, an overseas funeral director and the British Consulate or Embassy to receive the deceased to the UK. You will be responsible for the travel costs and overseas funeral directors' fees.
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Registry Offices
We provide a list of local Registry Offices available for you here. Also the website of the General Registry Office has a search facility where you can enter the postcode of the place where the person died and the site will find the local Registry Office for you. You will have to contact the Registry Office for the place where the person died, rather than for where they lived.
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Helpful Links and Documents
It is our job to give you as much information as you need to help you. We provide a full list of documents you can download as well as helpful organisatoins and charities depending on your situation including help with social funding, will writing, forms and questions you might want to think about.
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Crematoriums & Cemeteries
We work with many local Crematoriums and Cemeteries and can guide you through the options best suited for your requirements. Here is a full list of those closest to us that we frequently work with including mourner capacities, webcasting availability, nearest tube stations etc.
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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

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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

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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

TRUSTist

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

TRUSTist

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

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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

TRUSTist

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

TRUSTist

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

TRUSTist

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

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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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