- The judicial office of Coroner dates from the 9th Century being set out in statute in 1194 In the Office's historical context the Society is relatively modern -Extract from the minutes of the Coroners' Society meeting 10th February 1846 held in the chambers of W. Payne Esq.1 Churchyard Court, Temple, London
- The Coroners' Society of England and Wales Established 1846
- The Coronial Investigation is a process of inquiry and discovery which leads to an Inquest at which facts are found. The proceedings are inquisitorial in that in the Coroners Court there are no parties with a case to prove, but interested persons who help the court
- A Coroner's Courtroom serving the public today Not every Coroner has exclusive use of a courtroom - many adapt the premises and facilities made available by the relevant local council
- The President of the Coroners' Society of England and Wales 2012/2013 John S Pollard, H.M. Coroner, Greater Manchester (South)
- Senior Vice President Dr Peter Dean, HM Coroner for Suffolk All finds of treasure must be reported to the Coroner for the Area within 14 day
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Unlike the system of Courts under HM Courts Service there is not one Coroner's jurisdiction. There are many separate and distinct coroners’ jurisdictions in England and Wales. Each jurisdiction is locally funded and resourced by local authorities. Not all jurisdictions have a dedicated court.
Each jurisdiction has different staffing levels for administration and investigation. It is usual for the staff working with HM Coroner to be employed by the local authority and/or the Police Authority. The Society does not have information about staff vacancies in coroners' offices. These positions are normally advertised on local and police authority websites.
Given the varying infrastructures in which HM Coroners work it is left to each society member to update the contact details in "find a coroner".