Coroners investigate certain deaths which are deemed to be unnatural, violent, or where the cause is unknown.
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Information about who coroners are and the work that they do.
Office of the Chief Coroner
Details of who the Chief Coroner is, what they do and how to contact them.
Legislation, guidance and advice
Guidance to coroners on various matters relating to the law. Plus details of key cases heard by coroners.
Reports to Prevent Future Deaths
Coroners have a duty to make reports to a person, organisation, local authority or government department or agency where they believe that action should be taken to prevent future deaths.
Chief Coroner’s Annual Reports
The Chief Coroner’s Annual Reports cover matters that the Chief Coroner wishes to bring to the attention of the Lord Chancellor, and matters that the Lord Chancellor has asked the Chief Coroner to cover.
The circumstances in which judges can lead inquests and details of notable inquests overseen by a judge.
Coroners’ appointments, contacts and areas
Coroners’ appointments, contact details and information about the merger of coroner areas.