Welcome to the Coroners’ Society of England & Wales
Full access to the site is limited to the members of the Society, who are Coronial Office holders in England and Wales. Corresponding membership is available to Judicial Office holders who hold equivalent positions elsewhere around the world.
There are some links above which give general information about the Office and role of Coroners.
Unlike the system of Courts under HM Courts and Tribunal Service there is not one Coroner's jurisdiction. There are many separate and distinct Coroner Areas in England and Wales. Each Area is locally funded and resourced by Local Authorities. Not all Areas have a dedicated Court.
The Coroner and Justice Act 2009 was implemented on the 25th July 2013. As from this date the law and rules under the Act apply to all coroner inquiries, investigations and inquests. Even if a case was started before this date the new rules and regulations will applied.
The Chief Coroner, an office created by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, is now head of the coroner system, assuming overall responsibility and providing national leadership for coroners in England and Wales.
Each area has different staffing levels for administration and investigation. It is usual for the staff working with a 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 "search for your local coroner".
André Rebello - Hon. Secretary