Office of the Chief Coroner

An office of a coroner

The Office of the Chief Coroner is probably not formally subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

The Chief Coroner sets national standards for all coroners; approves coroner appointments; keeps a register of coroner investigations lasting more than 12 months and take steps to reduce unnecessary delays; monitors investigations into the deaths of service personnel and monitors the system where recommendations from inquests are reported to the appropriate authorities in order to prevent further deaths.

The Chief Coroner can take over and run an inquest, as occurred in relation to the Westminster Bridge Inquests in 2018.

You can view the list of coroners' offices included on WhatDoTheyKnow.

Freedom of Information requests made using this site

Nobody has made any Freedom of Information requests to Office of the Chief Coroner using this site yet.