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Information about who coroners are and the work that they do.


Find out more about what the role of a coroner entails.

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.

Judge-led inquests

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.

Concerns and complaints about coroners

What to do if you are concerned about a coroner’s decision.