At the Inquest

  • After the Inquest
  • Expenses
  • Return of Property
  • Applications for permission to remove a Body outside of England & Wales
  • Applications for permission to move a Body into the Coroner’s Jurisdiction


After the Inquest

On conclusion of the inquest the next of kin will be provided with an explanation about how where and when a copy of the death certificate may be obtained. If the next of kin is not present a written explanation will be sent via post.

If in the interest of preventing further fatalities the Coroner decides to report the matter to a relevant person or authority, she will do so within ten working days of the inquest outcome. She will also send copies of her letter to all interested persons. A copy of any subsequent reply will be sent within five days of its receipt.

The Coroner will supply to an interested person, on application, a copy of the inquest verdict or any of the statements or documents produced in evidence within ten working days of the receipt of the prescribed fee (which will vary according to the number and size of documents to be copied). An estimate of the fee will be provided in advance if requested.

The Coroner/local authority (the latter providing administrative support) will pay witness and juror expenses claims promptly and within ten days of receipt of properly completed applications.

The Coroner will make every effort to complete her inquiries and decide on such applications within 5 days of receipt of notice [including weekends and bank holidays]. In cases where the Coroner has not held an inquest or authorized a post mortem examination the Coroner will not give permission until after the death has been registered. Permission will be given if possible on the day of request.

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Expenses
The Coroner will also supply for the prescribed fee, a copy of her notes of evidence but this may take up to six weeks to provide. In all cases an estimate of the fee will be given on application.

Return of Property

At the conclusion of the inquest, the Coroner will, subject to the relevant law and upon application, consider returning addressed or named property to the person entitled.

Applications for permission to remove a Body Outside of England and Wales
The Coroner will make every effort to complete her enquiries and decide upon such applications within 5 days of receipt of notice (including weekends and bank holidays).

Applications for permission to Move a Body into the Coroner’s Jurisdiction
The Coroner will make every effort, upon receipt of all the relevant facts, to complete such applications within a 5 day period unless a post-mortem examination and/or inquest is required.

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