Coroner's inquests

Coroner's inquests guidance:

As there is no route for a statutory appeal from the coroner’s court, the supervisory jurisdiction of the Administrative Court is important for those who wish to...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

Types of coroner Coroners are independent judicial officers. Coroners must now be lawyers, although previously medical doctors were appointed and some remain in post....

Practice Note

While it is well known that a coroner controls an investigation into a person’s death, the modern approach to inquest preparation seeks to ensure that interested persons...

Practice Note

A coroner conducting an investigation into a death must hold an inquest and that inquest hearing should, wherever possible, be completed within six months from ‘the date...

Practice Note

Reporting deaths to a coroner Not all deaths are referred to a coroner. A coroner must be informed that the body of a person is within their area where 'there is reason...

Practice Note