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    Appointment of New Chief Coroner from 25th May 2024- Appointment of new Chief Coroner AppointmentCoroner Her Honour Judge Alexia Durran has been appointed as Chief Coroner of ...

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    The Chief Coroner's 10th Annual Report 2023 under s36 CJA 2009- The Chief Coroner’s tenth annual report to the Lord Chancellor under section 36 of the Coroners and Justice Act ...

  • 17/01/2024

    New course - Centre for Contemporary Coronial Law at the University of Bolton- Short Course on Coronial Law – 8th February 2024 The Centre for Contemporary Coronial Law at the University of Bolton is ...

  • 20/12/2023

    Chief Coroner Combined annual report covering 2021-22- Please find attached the Chief Coroner Combined annual report covering 2021-22 which were published yesterday by the Lord ...

  • 06/12/2023

    Chief Coroner response to the Bishop James Jones report – Hillsborough- Chief Coroner response to the Bishop James Jones report – Hillsborough His Honour Judge Thomas Teague KC, the Chief ...

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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