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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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:

All the arrangements were made easily and quickly. Deborah and her team were kind, helpful and efficient. I could not have asked for more.

Review by Stephanie B left on 15 Apr 2024


There is no other company I would trust with organising a funeral, everything runs smoothly from start to finish. The staff are always so understanding and accomodating. Thank you as always levertons. Highly Recommend

Review by Patricia T left on 11 Apr 2024


I never had to arrange a funeral but with your help from registering Tony with you before he was repatriated through the whole process your expertise and kindness and patience were invaluable . The funeral went without a hitch you carried it out with dignity and respect you and your staff have shown why Levertons is and will always be a service that my family have always used and will continue to use and recommending Andrew was amazing he truly led one of the best services I have seen in a while and such a fitting tribute to Tony . So pass on my thanks to Andrew to your team and you for helping me and my family through such a tough and sad time in our lives .

Review by Zoe H left on 11 Apr 2024


From first contact, through to the service and after, I cannot fault the support we had from Levertons. At a very difficult and challenging time, we always felt we were in very safe hands. Thank you

Review by Katehound K left on 09 Apr 2024


Review by George Z left on 09 Apr 2024


From making the phone call to book funeral services to the very end of the process we were treated with kindness, respect and every request we made was met with ease. On the day all of the staff involved were very courteous and everything ran very smoothly, which make such a had experience much easier to bare.

Review by Terri O left on 09 Apr 2024


We went to Leverton’s after we had visited another funeral directors. From the moment we walked in and Deborah Rush, the funeral directors at Fortis Green, greeted us we felt confident in her management of my Mother’s funeral. The process was seamless and Deborah advised and enabled us in planning and undertaking a very personal funeral.

Review by Jacki P left on 06 Apr 2024


Our mother was treated respectfully and all our requests were carried out efficiently. Deborah was helpful and made sure the funeral ran smoothly down to the last details. Thank you.

Review by Angela C left on 05 Apr 2024


I found Levertons to be both charming and helpful. They guided me through the whole process very well.

Review by Caroline G left on 04 Apr 2024


Leverton and Sons handled all the arrangements for my mother's funeral with the utmost care,discretion and professionalism. As a family we are extremely grateful to them for their support at such a difficult time.

Review by Maralyn R left on 02 Apr 2024


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