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  • Expires 15/08/2021 23:59

    Assistant Coroner for Lincolnshire Area- Assistant Coroner for Lincolnshire Area Salary – fee paid, £ 423 per day. [in line with the JNC Coroners Circular ...

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    Strategic Manager Coroners Service _ Hampshire- Strategic Manager Coroners Service HCC144770 Job Details: Salary Range: £48,447 - £54,525 per annum Work ...

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    Assistant Coroner for Stoke on Trent and North Staffs. and South Staffs. x4- Assistant Coroner for Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire and South Staffordshire Salary – fee paid, £ 437 per ...

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  • 27/05/2021

    Justice Committee First report on the Coroners Service- Call for ‘equality of arms’ and other major reforms in Coroners Courts 26 May 2021 The House of Commons Justice ...

  • 27/05/2021

    CSEW preliminary response to the Justice Committee report on the Coroners Servic- The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales is the judicial association for coroners. The Society works closely with the ...

  • 13/05/2021

    National Statistics - Coroners statistics 2020- Gov.uk link Annual data on deaths reported to coroners, including inquests and post-mortems held, inquest conclusions recorded ...

  • 11/03/2021

    University of Bolton: Coronial Law Course- The University of Bolton is once again running a short course on coronial law, commencing 25th March. Attendance will be by ...

  • 28/01/2021

    Radio 4 CCSS appeal- This is your CONNECT 4 CHALLENGE! Please share this email with at least 4 of your family, friends, ...

  • 16/01/2021

    New Patron for the Coroners' Court Support Service- I was the Chief Coroner of England & Wales for just over 4 years. In the course of my time, I had many dealings with ...

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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