What will the Coroner do once a death has been referred?

The Coroner will usually consider the information about a death reported to the Coroner's Office on the same or the next working day.

The following sections set out some of the possible courses of action the Coroner will take.

We understand that families can be concerned about the process and especially whether it will delay their funeral.  Every effort is made to complete the Coroner’s inquiries as quickly as possible.  Please feel free to talk to a Coroner’s Officer if you have any questions, see our contact us section.