Appointment of New Chief Coroner from 25th May 202420/05/2024

Appointment of new Chief Coroner

Her Honour Judge Alexia Durran has been appointed as Chief Coroner of England and Wales in succession to His Honour Judge Thomas Teague KC. The appointment starts on 25 May 2024 for a three-year term.

The appointment is made by the Lady Chief Justice after consultation with the Lord Chancellor under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

The Chief Coroner provides judicial leadership for coroners and the coroner service in England and Wales, as well as issuing national guidance and leading on training for coroners. 

Background Information

HHJ Alexia Durran was called to the Bar in Middle Temple in 1995. She was appointed as a Recorder in 2009 and as a Circuit Judge in 2014. In 2019 she was appointed as a Deputy Chief Coroner and in 2021 she was appointed as a Senior Circuit Judge based at Central Criminal Court.