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:

My family and I felt that the staff from Leverton were very helpful and understanding. We flet supported through out the whole process and are very grateful to them all

Review by Carolyn C left on 03 Jul 2024

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Review by Carolyn C left on 03 Jul 2024

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We have used Leverton and Sons for a few of our family funerals and I have always been impressed. This time we used the Muswell Hill branch. Deborah was absolutely amazing. She has the perfect balance between professionalism, kindness, empathy, getting things done and making you feel like you are in safe hands - exactly what you need when going through a painful time. Thank you.

Review by Megan C left on 02 Jul 2024

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I recently had the unfortunate necessity to arrange a funeral, and I cannot express enough how grateful I am for the outstanding service provided by Leverton’s at kentish Town , From the moment we walked in, Lorna Walkden offered not only professional guidance but also genuine compassion and support during one of the most difficult times of our lives. Lorna Walkden demonstrated an exceptional ability to listen to our needs and wishes, ensuring that every detail was attended to with the utmost care and respect. Lorna’s empathetic nature made us feel understood and comforted, which was incredibly important to us. They handled all the arrangements seamlessly, relieving us of much of the stress associated with planning a funeral. We are also grateful for Lorna for recommending Libby to perform the service , Libby ensured that everything proceeded smoothly and beautifully and delivered a faultless service. In such a challenging time,Lorna Walkden provided a level of service beyond our expectations. Her kindness, professionalism, and dedication to Her work were evident in every interaction we had. I highly recommend Leverton’s at Kentish Town to anyone in need of funeral services. Their support made a significant difference, and we are profoundly thankful for their exceptional service. Also a special mention to one of the Paulbearers called Barry , who explained everything step by step throughout which really helped us on the day , he's kind and empathetic nature was of a great help.

Review by K Orbell left on 02 Jul 2024

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Drew, I just wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks for your incredible support planning mum’s funeral. Throughout the whole organisation you were so calm, reassuring and able to accommodate all of our requests, however unusual some of them may have seemed.

Review by Sam C left on 02 Jul 2024

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Have benefitted twice from the services of Levertons. Most of us don't expect to be frequent flyers with Funeral Directors but my experience has been great. Thank you to the Denmark Terrace team!

Review by David R left on 27 Jun 2024

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I would like to thank everyone at Leverton & Sons -- especially Carmel for the very professional and sensitive approach to my beautiful wife's funeral. Everyone there commented how well organised it was and professional. You never want to worry about details at times like this. I did not have to at all. Carmel was so helpful before, during and after. This gave everyone the time to focus on the importance of the day. I would highly, highly recommend Leverton & Sons. May my wife rest in peace. James

Review by JAMES Y left on 27 Jun 2024

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It's always a first class professional service from Levertons. Carmel was understanding, calm, efficient and adaptable during a very difficult time. Thank you

Review by Linda F left on 27 Jun 2024

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Mrs Deborah Rush has been a model of the polite, patient, caring, knowledgeable, informative and efficient professional with a light touch one needs as a funeral director. I knew I was in safe hands before I even met her as she kindly moved her own car to allow me to park right outside her office after I had driven around for 20 minutes failing to find anywhere to park for our first planning meeting. Every subsequent communication was clear and mighty helpful guiding me through the whole process so the day of my Aunt's funeral was a polished, dignified and memorable event. All the details were attended to in measured manner; her team of Oliver, Ross and Jason and one gentlemen I failed to note the name of looked after me and the family in their own polite professional style. The team were kind and flexible allowing some of the congregation to assist in the entrance of the coffin at the start of the service. I am most grateful for the truly excellent service provided by Deborah and her team throughout the last three and a half weeks. Thank you.

Review by Malcolm Y left on 19 Jun 2024

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Mrs Deborah Rush has been a model of the polite, patient, caring, knowledgeable, informative and efficient professional with a light touch one needs as a funeral director. I knew I was in safe hands before I even met her as she kindly moved her own car to allow me to park right outside her office after I had driven around for 20 minutes failing to find anywhere to park for our first planning meeting. Every subsequent communication was clear and mighty helpful guiding me through the whole process so the day of my Aunt's funeral was a polished, dignified and memorable event. All the details were attended to in measured manner; her team of Oliver, Ross and Jason and one gentlemen I failed to note the name of looked after me and the family in their own polite professional style. The team were kind and flexible allowing some of the congregation to assist in the entrance of the coffin at the start of the service. I am most grateful for the truly excellent service provided by Deborah and her team throughout the last three and a half weeks. Thank you.

Review by Malcolm Y left on 19 Jun 2024

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