Home.
Foreword.
Introduction.
Acknowledgements.
Statutory Information.
References.
Information Sections.
Specialist Contacts.
Bereavement Support.
Other Organisations.
Order Booklets.
Make a Donation.
Guestbook.
Contact.
Links.
In memoriam.
Sudden Death and the Coroner
CORONER'S POST MORTEM AND INQUESTS

Booklet content © Victims Voice 2002                             Web design © Tim Finucane 2009

1. Who is the Coroner?

 

Coroners are independent judicial officers, usually lawyers but a few are registered medical practitioners. Their main duty is to enquire into the cause and circumstances of deaths reported to them which are violent, unnatural or sudden, or of unknown cause. Coroners are assisted by Coroners’ Officers, who may be police officers or more recently, civilians, often retired police officers. All coroners’ officers take their instructions from the coroner, in their enquiries relating to reported deaths.

To Sections main page
To next Section
Information Sections