Sean McGovern lecturing on Coroner's Law The post of coroner, who was also known as the keeper of the King's pleas, is an ancient one

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Coroners' Inquests

The office of coroner is ancient possibly dating back to the Anglo-Saxon Kings. In the past 5 years there have been considerable developments including:

  • Article 2 investigations.
  • Pre-inquests disclosure arguments.
  • Provision of public funding via the 'Special Cases Unit' of the LSC.
  • Issues of systemic neglect.

The Coronial Law Team offers practitioners at all levels of seniority who are experienced in inquests from RTA deaths to lengthy jury inquests. if you wish to instruct a barrister for a particular hearing under the public access scheme, then please contact the clerks.

The coroner's inquests barristers deal regularly with work in the following courts (among others):

  • Leicester coroner's court
  • Nottingham coroner's court
  • Coventry coroner's court
  • Northampton coroner's court
  • Peterborough coroner's court
  • Derby coroner's court
  • Lincoln coroner's court
  • Leeds coroner's court
  • Manchester coroner's court
  • Liverpool coroner's court
  • Birmingham coroner's court
  • Sheffield coroner's court
  • Milton Keynes coroner's court
  • Bedford coroner's court

The coroner's inquests barristers group consists of:

 

Coroners Courts in the UK

Coroners Court
The Courthouse
Old Weston Road
Flax Bourton
AVON
BS48 1UL
Tel:  01275 461920
Fax: 01275 462749

Coroners Court
Southmead Police station
Southmead Rd
Southmead
Bristol
AVON
BS10 5DW

Coroners Office
8 Goldington Rd
Bedford
BEDFORDSHIRE
MK40 3NF
Tel:  01234 273012/011
Fax: 01234 273 014
 

Coroners Court
Yeomanry House
131 Castle Hill
Reading
BERKSHIRE
RG1 7TA
Tel:  0118 9015447
 Fax: 0118 901 5448
 

The Coroners office
Woodvale
Lewes Road
Brighton
EAST SUSSEX
BN2 3QB
Tel: 01273 292046 or 01273 665525


H. M. Coroners Office,
The Council House
Old Market Street
Nottingham
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
NG1 2DT
Tel:  0115 741 5553
 Fax: 0115 876 5689

 

Coroners Court
Milton Keynes Council Civic Offices,
1 Saxon Gate
Milton Keynes
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
MK9 3EJ
Tel:  01908 686031
Fax: 01296 396036
 

Coroners Court
West Annexe Town Hall
Sankey St
Warrington
CHESHIRE
WA1 1UH
Tel:  01925 444216-8
Fax: 01925 444219


The Coroners Office
29 Windsor End,
Beaconsfield
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
HP9 2JJ
Tel:  01494 475505
Fax: 01494 673760
 

Coroners Court
Lawrence Court
Princes Street
Huntingdon
CAMBRIDGESHIRE
PE29 3PA
Tel:  0345 045 1364


Coroners Court
Lawrence Court
Princes Street
Huntingdon
CAMBRIDGESHIRE
PE29 3PA
Tel:  0345 045 1364


Coroners Court
14 Barrack Lane
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 2DW
Tel:  01872 261612
Fax: 01872 262738
 

Coroners Court
Central Police Station
Market Street
Barrow in Furness
Cumbria
LA14 2LE
Tel:  01229 848966
Fax: 01229 824705
 
Coroners Court
5 D and E Lakeland Business Park
Lamplugh Road
Cockermouth
CUMBRIA
CA13 0QT
Tel:  01900 706902
Fax: 01900 706915

Coroners Court
38/42 Lowther Street
Whitehaven
Cumbria
CA28 7JU
Tel:  01946 692461
Fax:  01946 692015
 
Coroners Court
5-6 Royal Court Basil Close,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire
DERBYSHIRE
S41 7SL
Tel:  01332 613014
Fax: 01332 294942

Coroners Court
5-6 Royal Court Basil Close,
Chesterfield
DERBYSHIRE
S41 7SL
Tel:  01246 201391
Fax: 01246 221081
 
Coroners Court
Raleigh Hall
Fore Street
Topsham
Exeter
Devon
EX3 OHU
Tel:  01392 876575
Fax: 01392 876574
 
Coroners Court
3 The Crescent
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3AB
Tel:  01752 204636


Coroners Court
Cary Chambers
1 Palk Street
Torquay
DEVON
TQ2 5EL
Tel: 01803 380705
Fax: 01803 380704
 
The Coroners Court
Stafford Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1PA
Tel:  01202 310049
Fax: 01202 780423
 
The Coroner's Court
Stafford Road
Bournemouth
DORSET
BH1 1PA
Tel:  01202 310049


H.M. Coroners Office
PO Box 282,
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DURHAM
DL14 4FY
Tel:  03000 265556
Fax: 0191 3280057
 
Coroners Court
Newbridge House
60 - 68 New London Road
Chelmsford
ESSEX
CM2 0PD
Tel: 01245 506837
Fax: 01245 506839/840
 

Coroners Court
Court Milton Court
Moor Lane
London
EC2Y 9BL
Tel: 020 7332 1598
Fax: 020 7601 2714
 

Coroners Court
Queens Road
Walthamstow
London
E17 8QP
Tel: 020 8496 5000
Fax: 020 8521 0896

St Pancras Coroners Court
Camley Street
London
NW1 OPP
Tel: 020 7387 4882
Fax: 020 7987 3614
 
Coroners Court
Rochford Police Station
South Street
Rochford
Essex
SS4 1BL
Tel: 01702 530911
Fax: 01268 798179
 
Gloucester Coroner's Court
Corinium Avenue, Barnwood
Gloucester
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
GL4 3DJ
Work T: 01452 305661

Southwark Coroners Court
1 Tennis Street
London
SE1 1YD
Tel:  020 7407 5611
Fax: 0207 378 8401

Coroners Court
65 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 2ED
Work T: 020 7802 4750
Fax: 0207 828 2837
 

Coroners Court
Myddlelton Road
Hornsey London
N8 7PY
Tel:  020 8348 4411
Fax: 020 8347 5229
 
Coroners Court
Barclay Road
Croydon
CR9 3NE
Tel: 0208 684 2758
Fax: 0208 684 2796
 
Coroners Court
25 Bagleys Lane
Hammersmith London
SW6 2QA
Tel:  020 8753 6800
Fax: 020 8753 6803
 
Coroners office
County Hall
Oystermouth Rd
Swansea
SA1 3SN
Tel:  01792 636 237
Fax: 01792 636 603
 
Coroners Court
4 Lion Street
Brecon Powys
LD3 7AU
Tel:  01874 622106
Fax: 01874 623702


Coroners Court
The Court House
Bewdley Rd
Stourport on Severn
WORCESTERSHIRE
DY13 8XE
Tel:  01299 824029
Fax: 01384 354477
 
Coroners Court
Lloyds Bank Chambers
6 Castle Street
Salisbury
WILTSHIRE
SP1 1BB
Tel:  01722 326870
Fax: 01722 332223
 
Coroners Office Criminal Justice Unit
Shire Hall
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 2AP
Tel: 01284 774 167
Fax: 01284 774 204
 
The Oxford Register Office
2nd Floor
1 Tidmarsh Lane
Oxford
OXFORDSHIRE
OX1 1NS
Tel:  01865 815020
Fax: 01865 783391

Coroners Court
69-75 Thorpe Road
Norwich
NORFOLK
NR1 1UA
Tel: 01603 663302
Fax: 01603 665511
 
Coroners Office
Crown Square
Manchester
GREATER MANCHESTER
M60 1PR
Tel:  0161 830 4222
Fax: 0161 830 4328/9
 
Fourth Floor
Telegraph House
Baillie Street
Rochdale
GREATER MANCHESTER
OL16 1QY
Tel: 01706 649922
Fax: 01706 40720
 
Coroners Court
10 Greek Street
Stockport
GREATER MANCHESTER
SK3 8AB
Tel: 0161 476 0971
Fax: 0161 476 0972
 
Coroners Court
Paderborn House,
Civic Centre
Howell Croft
North Bolton
GREATER MANCHESTER
BL1 1JW
Tel: 01204 338 799
Fax: 01204 387674

Coroners Court
19 St Peter Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8BU
Tel: 01962 844440


Coroners Court
76 Bounty Road
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 3BZ
Tel: 01256 322911
Fax: 01256 27811
 
Coroners Court
Room T20
Portsmouth Guildhall
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 2AG
Tel: 023 92 688 328/9
Fax: 023 92 688 331


Coroners Court
Southampton City Council
Civic Centre
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 7LY
Tel: 023 80 710452
Fax: 023 80715 617
 
Coroners Court
155 York Road
Hartlepool
TS26 9EQ
Tel: 01429 274732
Fax: 01429 260199

Coroners Court
36-37 Bridge Street
Hereford
HEREFORDSHIRE
HR4 9DJ
Tel: 01432 355301
Fax: 01432 356619

Coroners Court
The Old Courthouse
St Albans Road
East Hatfield
HERTFORDSHIRE
AL10 0ES
 Tel:  01707 897408
 Fax: 01707 897 399
 
The Coroners Office
3-9 Quay Street
Newport
ISLE OF WIGHT
PO30 5BB
 Work T: 01983 520697
 Fax: 01983 520697
 
Coroners Court
Elphicks Farmhouse
Hunton
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 0SB
Tel: 01622 820412
Fax: 01622 820412
 
Coroners Court
The Archbishop's Palace
Mill Street
Maidstone
KENT
ME14 1XX
Tel: 01622 701927

Coroners Court
5 Lloyd Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 1HX
Tel: 01843 863260
Fax: 01843 603927
 

Coroners Court
The White House
Hook Green
Meopham
KENT
DA13 0JB
Tel: 01474 815747
Fax: 020 8306 2221

Coroner's Office and Court
The Guildhall,
Alfred Gelder Street
Hull
EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE
HU1 2AA
Tel:  01482 613011
Fax: 01482 613020
 
Coroners Court
7 Richmond Terrace
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 7BB
Tel:  01253 625731
Fax: 01253 291915
 
Coroners Court
283 Church Street
Blackpool
LANCASHIRE
FY1 3PG
Tel: 01282 438446

Coroners Court
6A Hargreaves Street
Burnley
LANCASHIRE
BB11 1ES

Coroners Court
2 Faraday Court,
Faraday Drive,
Fulwood
Preston
LANCASHIRE
PR2 9NB
Tel: 01772 821788
Fax: 01772 828755
 
Coroners Court
Room 6
Town Hall
Town Hall Square
Leicester
LEICESTERSHIRE
LE1 9BG
Tel: 0116 225 2534
Fax: 0116 22 52 537
 
Coroners Court
34 Woodgate
Loughborough
LEICESTERSHIRE
LE11 2TY
Tel: 01509 268748
Fax: 01509 210744
 
Coroners Court
Unit 1
Gilbert Drive
Boston
LINCOLNSHIRE
PE21 7TQ
Tel:  01205 312 217

Coroners Court
Landmark House
4 Egerton Road
Ipswich
SUFFOLK
IP1 5PF
Tel: 01473 613888 ext 3167 or 3159
Fax: 01473 613619
 
Coroners Court
Lindum House
10 Queen Street,
Spilsby
Lincoln
LINCOLNSHIRE
PE23 5JE
Tel: 01522 552500
Fax: 01522 560055

Coroners Court
10 Briggate Quay
Whittlesey
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE7 1DH
Tel:  01733 351010
Fax: 01733 351141
 

Coroners Court
Cleethorpes Town Hall
Knoll Street
Cleethorpes
North East Lincolnshire
DN35 8LN
Tel: 01472 324005
Fax: 01472 324007
 
Coroners Court
County Coroners Court
Gordon House
Leicester Street
Southport Merseyside
PR9 OER
Tel: 01704 531643
Fax: 01704 534321
 
H M Coroners Court
The Cotton Exchange
Old Hall Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 9UF
Tel: 0151 233 4700
Fax: 0151 233 4710


Coroners Court
Midland Bank Buildings
Grange Road
West Kirkby
Merseyside
CH48 4EB
Tel: 0151 625 6538
Fax: 0151 625 7757
 

Coroners Court
50 Newton Street
Birmingham
WEST MIDLANDS
B4 6NE
Tel: 0121 303 3920/3228
Fax: 0121 233 4841
 
Coroners Court
10 The Quadrant
Coventry
West Midlands
CV1 1EQ
Tel:  024 76553181
Fax: 024 76258573

Coroners Court
The Register Office
Highfields
High Street
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 8RJ
Tel: 0121 500 2713


Coroners Court
7 Waterloo Road
Wolverhampton
WEST MIDLANDS
WV1 4DW
Tel:  01902 420261
Fax: 01902 426091
 

Coroners Court
10 Market Square
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18 1NJ
Tel:: 01280 822217
Fax: 01280 813269
 
Coroners Court
110 Whitworth Road
Northampton
NN1 4HJ
Tel: 01604 624732
Fax: 01604 232282
 
Coroners Court
17 Church Street
Berwick-Upon-Tweed
NORTHUMBERLAND
TC15 1EE
Tel:  01289 304318
Fax: 01289 330323
 
Coroners Court
3 Stanley Street
Blyth
NORTHUMBERLAND
NE24 2BS
Tel: 01670 354777
Fax: 01670 355951
 
Coroners Court
10 Briggate Quay
Whittlesey
Peterborough
CAMBRIDGESHIRE
PE7 1DH
Tel: 01733 351010
Fax: 01733 351141
 

H.M. Coroner's Service,
3rd Floor
Guildhall Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
SHROPSHIRE
SY3 8HQ
Tel: 01743 281298
Fax: 01743 281290
 
Coroners Court
22 Bath Street
Frome
SOMERSET
BA11 1DL
Tel: 01179 734259
Fax: 01179 736430
 

Coroners Court
Blackbrook Gate
Blackbrook Park Avenue
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 2PG
Tel: 01823 445380
Fax: 01823 259643
 
Coroners Court
No1 Staffordshire Place
Stafford
STAFFORDSHIRE
ST16 2LP
Tel: 01785 276127
Fax: 01785 276128

Coroners Chambers
547 Hartshill Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 6HF
Tel: 01782 234777
Fax: 01782 234783

H M Coroners Court Station Approach
Woking
SURREY
GU22 7AP
Tel: 01483 776138

H M Coroners Court
28/29 Grande Parade
St Leonards on Sea
TN37 6DR
Tel: 01424 200144
Fax: 01424 200145

H M Coroners Court
50 Westgate
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 3HE
Tel: 01243 530388
Fax: 01243 530389
 
H M Coroners Court
Register Office
Corporation Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 2DA
Tel: 01642 262065
Fax: 01642 262083

H M Coroners Court
35 Station Rd
Hebburn
Tyne and Wear
TYNE AND WEAR
NE31 1LA
Tel: 0191 483 8771
Fax: 0191 483 9761
 
H M Coroners Court
3 Stanley Street
Blyth
TYNE AND WEAR
NE24 2BS
Tel: 01670 355951
Fax: 01670 354777
 

Coroners Court
Bolbec Hall
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
TYNE AND WEAR
NE1 1SE
Tel: 0191 261 2845
Fax: 0191 261 2952
 

H M Coroners Court
112 High St
West Sunderland
TYNE AND WEAR
SR1 1TX
Tel: 0191 454 7555 ex 66154


Coroners Court
Warwickshire Justice Centre
Newbold Terrace
Leamington Spa
CV32 4EL
Tel: 01926 684228/9

H M Coroners Court
4 Oldmalton Gate
Malton
North Yorkshire
YO17 7EQ
Tel: 01653 600070
Fax: 01653 600049

H M Coroners Court
Library Headquarters
21 Grammar School Lane
Northallerton
NORTH YORKSHIRE
DL6 1DF
Tel: 01609 533 843
Fax: 01609 780793


H M Coroners Court
5 Union Street
off St Sepulchre Gate
West Doncaster
SOUTH YORKSHIRE
DN1 3AE
Tel: 01302 320844
Fax: 01302 364833

H M Coroners Court
Medico-Legal Centre
Watery Street
Sheffield
SOUTH YORKSHIRE
S3 7ET
Tel: 0114 2738721
Fax: 0114 2784909

H M Coroners Court
71 Northgate
Wakefield
WEST YORKSHIRE
WF1 3BS
Tel: 01924 291603
Fax: 01924 302180/293270
 

Coroners Office
City Courts
Bradford
WEST YORKSHIRE
BD1 1LA
Tel: 01274 391362
Fax: 01274 721794
 
H M Coroners Court
Ware and Kay
Sentinel House
Peasholme
Peasholme Green
York
YO1 7PP
Tel: 01904 716000


H M Coroners Court
3 Victoria Square
Aberdare
BRIDGEND
CF44 7LA
Tel: 01685 872 595
 
The Coroners Court
Central Police Station
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NN
Tel: 029 2022 21115719

H M Coroners Court
Solicitors Corner House
Llandeilo
Carmarthenshire
SA19 6AG
Tel: 01554 740 710/3
Fax: 01554 750 655
 

H M Coroners Court
Marbel House
Overton Arcade
High Street
Wrexham
LL13 8LL
Tel: 01978 357775
Fax: 01978 358000
 

H M Coroners Court
The Coroners Office
6 Upper Portland Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2DU
Tel: 01970 612567


H M Coroners Court
Victoria Chambers
11 Clytha Park Road
Newport
NEWPORT
NP19 4PB
Tel: 01633 264194
Fax: 01633 841146
 

H M Coroners Court
The Health Centre
Sybil Street
Clydach
Swansea
NEATH PORT TALBOT
SA6 5EU
Tel: 01792 562 784
 
H M Coroners Court
Marbel House
Overton Arcade
High Street
Wrexham
LL13 8LL
Tel: 01978 357775
Fax: 01978 358000
 
H M Coroners Court
37 Castle Square
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 2NP
Tel: 01286 657217
Fax: 01286 672804
 
H M Coroners Court
25 Hamilton Terrace
Milford Haven
Pembrokeshire
SA73 3JJ
Tel: 01646 690607
Fax: 01646 698129
 
H M Coroners Court
Divisional Police Headquarters,
Plas y Ffynnon
Cambrian Way
Brecon POWYS

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LD3 7HP



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