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A coroner (or a jury where there is one) is required to make a determination at the end of an inquest of the matters which were ascertained from the investigation process which culminated in the inquest hearing. The findings are then recorded as part of the process for the registration of the death. Since the introduction of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (CJA 2009), inquest ‘verdicts’ are now known as ‘conclusions’.
The matters to be ascertained by the investigation are:
who the deceased was
how, when and where the deceased came by his or her death
For information on the issues which can be addressed during an inquest, see Practice Note: The purpose and scope of coroners’ inquests: introductory guide for practitioners.
This information is then used to complete the Record of Inquest (also referred to as Form 2) as required by the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (BDRA 1953). The Record of Inquest contains the medical cause of death as well as the conclusion reached by the Coroner or jury—whether that be a short form or narrative conclusion. It is then signed by the coroner and jury once complete. The interested parties to an inquest may request a copy of the Record of Inquest from the coroner at the end of the inquest.
‘Findings’ is the term used in respect of the
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