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The Coroner

The Coroner

The Coroner is an independent Judicial Officer, responsible only to the Crown, with a statutory duty to investigate sudden, violent or unexplained deaths. Examples of deaths that would be reported to the Coroner include:

  • Work accidents
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Hospital deaths involving clinical negligence
  • Deaths caused by the police
  • Accidents in public places
  • Deaths caused by industrial disease

At Irwin Mitchell we recognise that you need to receive a tremendous amount of support and assistance at this time; when you are more than likely facing the dual shock of a sudden bereavement combined with the involvement of the coronial system.

We have huge experience in dealing with coroners courts and can provide you with all the help and assistance that you require. This will include representing you at any inquest if this is felt necessary. We will also be able to put you in contact with other organisations that can help you at this time.

Our lawyers offer the highest levels of professionalism, expertise, dedication and sensitivity.

Above all, we put you first.

Handling Your Involvement With The Coronial System With Expertise And Sensitivity

The role of the coroner is to try and establish if death was due to natural causes and around one third of all deaths are reported to the coroner. If the Coroner establishes the death was not due to natural causes then they are obliged to hold an inquest.

The majority of Inquests are held before the Coroner sitting alone. However, an Inquest must be heard before a jury if death occurred in prison, in police custody, in a works accident or on a railway. 

If you find yourself in a situation, Irwin Mitchell’s specialist team can provide you with all the support and advice that you need to see you through this trying time.

Proven Expertise In Dealing With The Coronial System

Irwin Mitchell is one of the largest and most experienced law firms in the country and our team includes many of the country’s finest specialist lawyers. They work in highly focused teams, offering the highest level of legal expertise in cases involving coroners, the coronial system and coroner’s inquests.

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