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  • Expires 31/05/2021 23:59

    Assistant Coroner Liverpool & Wirral- Assistant Coroner for Liverpool & Wirral Coroner area Salary – fee paid, £472 per day in line with the JNC ...

  • Expires 16/05/2021 23:59

    Assistant Coroner for Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton- Assistant Coroner for Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton Salary range – fee paid £472 per day. [in line with ...

  • Expires 10/05/2021 23:59

    Area Coroner for Exeter and Greater Devon- Area Coroner for Exeter and Greater Devon 4 days per week Salary £104k pro rata pa [in line with the Coroners JNC ...

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Latest Announcements

  • 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 ...

  • 22/12/2020

    Appointment of new Chief Coroner- Appointment of new Chief Coroner 22 December 2020 His Honour Judge Thomas Teague QC will be appointed as Chief ...

  • 09/12/2020

    The Coroners' Court Support Service (CCSS)- The Chief Coroner and the Coroners' Society of England and Wales would like to see the day when the Coroners' Court ...

  • 06/11/2020

    Judicial Salary Scales 2020-2021- Ministry of Justice Judicial Salaries from 1 April 2020 judical-fee-salary-20-21 ...

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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