Chief Coroner’s Annual Report 2017-18

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The Chief Coroner’s fifth annual report to the Lord Chancellor (under section 36 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009) has been published on GOV.UK (external link, opens in a new tab).

It represents His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC’s report to the Lord Chancellor.

The report details the operation of the coroner service following the suite of coroner reforms implemented in July 2013 under the 2009 Act and Rules and Regulations underpinning it.

In particular the Chief Coroner’s report sets out:

  • progress in promoting consistency in coroner practices across England and Wales
  • guidance for coroners and the training he has facilitated for coroners and their officers, supported by stakeholder events for local authorities and bereavement support organisations
  • positive developments
  • issues of concern
  • recommendations to improve coroner services further