Please be aware that all Coroner’s Final Hearing Inquests have now been postponed until after 03.07.20.

As the response to the COVID19 outbreak develops, both locally, & nationally, this is subject to future change and we would advise you to check this page regularly for updates. 

The Coroner will continue to open and adjourn Inquests during this period. Families, Interested Parties and the Press will be notified accordingly.  Wherever possible, & with the agreement of Interested Persons, the Coroner will continue to conclude Documentary Only Inquests.  These Inquests will be listed on the website and we would advise that you check this page regularly.  Please follow this link -

In line with the Government’s guidance in relation to working practices, please note that we will no longer routinely be able to accept visitors into the building. This will be relaxed to allow public access (observing social distancing guidelines) when hearings are taking place

If you need to contact the office, please either contact us on telephone number 01443 281100 or send an email to  Please note that telephone lines will operate daily from 9am until 1pm until further notice.

The Coroner’s Office will endeavour to answer all queries in a timely fashion but will be operating with a significantly reduced workforce.

We appreciate your patience during these times of uncertainty.