A new coroner area, “Liverpool and Wirral”, came into effect on 2 April 2015.
The new area is the result of an amalgamation, proposed by Wirral Borough Council in liaison with Liverpool City Council, of the Liverpool coroner area and the Wirral coroner area following the retirement of the Senior Coroner for Wirral, Christopher Johnson, on 31 December 2013. The new area is coterminous with the boundaries of Liverpool City Council and Wirral Borough Council.
The Senior Coroner of the new area is Andre Rebello and the Assistant Coroners are: Simon Holder, Nicholas Rheinberg, Alan Wilson, Martin Fleming, Anita Bhardwaj and David Lewis. An Area Coroner will also be appointed to the new area and recruitment for this role is in progress.