Chief Coroner’s Annual Report 2017 to 201813/12/2018

Published 13 December 2018


Ministry of Justice


Chief Coroner’s annual report 2017 to 2018

Ref: ISBN 978-1-5286-0929-6 PDF, 1.68MB, 73 pages


This report covers the Chief Coroner’s work in 2017 to 2018. It represents His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC’s report to the Lord Chancellor. The report details the operation of the coroner service following the suite of coroner reforms implemented in July 2013 under the 2009 Act and Rules and Regulations underpinning it. In particular the Chief Coroner’s report sets out:

progress in promoting consistency in coroner practices across England and Wales

guidance for coroners and the training he has facilitated for coroners and their officers, supported by stakeholder events for local authorities and bereavement support organisations

positive developments

issues of concern

recommendations to improve coroner services further

Published 13 December 2018