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.

13 requests
Length of inquest for suicides and the cost per day
Internal review request sent to Office of the Chief Coroner by Mike Tyldesley on .

Awaiting internal review.

The response to my request is long overdue. By law, the authority should have responded by now. Yours faithfully, Mike Tyldesley
Suicides Related Tax Investigations
Response by Office of the Chief Coroner to Stephen Smith on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Mr Smith   Thank you for your freedom of information request of 15 March. Please find the response attached.     Kind regards   Ric...
Suicide numbers
Response by Office of the Chief Coroner to Joyce Brown on .

Partially successful.

      Disclosure Team Ministry of Justice 102 Petty France London SW1H 9AJ Joyce Brown [email address] [FOI #526392 email] 9th November 2018 D...
Passing of Natasha Endnan Laperouse
Response by Office of the Chief Coroner to Martin Greathurst on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Mr Greathurst, Thank you for your email below. The office of the Chief Coroner will publish any Prevention of Future Deaths report issued by Mr...
I am currently studying an MSC in Environmental Health and my dissertation is on food businesses who fail to protect public health by not offering s...
Death by Coffee & energy drinks
Response by Office of the Chief Coroner to Wesley Hayden on .

Information not held.

Dear Wesley, Unfortunately we would not know this information but you may be able to try the Department of Health? Kind regards, Zara Smith Diary...
Evidence and Statements at an Inquest
Follow up sent to Office of the Chief Coroner by linda cordingley on .

Information not held.

Thank you for a prompt reply. Yours sincerely, linda cordingley
Inquest Recordings
Follow up sent to Office of the Chief Coroner by linda cordingley on .

Successful.

Thank you for the reply to my Freedom of Information request. Yours sincerely, linda cordingley
Engagement of a Pathologist
Response by Office of the Chief Coroner to linda cordingley on .

Partially successful.

Dear Ms Cordingley,   Thank you for your email of 6 August asking for information on who instructed an independent pathologist to do a post mortem...
Complaint Handling
Response by Office of the Chief Coroner to linda cordingley on .

Partially successful.

Dear Ms Cordingley I apologise for the delay in providing the attached response to you recent Freedom of Information Request. Simon Carr Simon Carr...
Notification to Coroners Office
Request sent to Office of the Chief Coroner by T Cotter on .

Long overdue.

Many Coroner offices advise that deaths occurring within 24 hours of admission to hospital need to be notified to the local coroner. I would appreci...
Coroners in Wales
Response by Office of the Chief Coroner to Jonathan Mantle on .

Information not held.

Dear Mr Mantle,   Please find the attached response to your FOI request. Kind Regards, Fola Shodeinde Coroners, Burials, Cremation and Inquiri...
Dear Mr Zola, Thank you for your recent email. The response filed by the Department for Work and Pensions has now been published and available to vie...

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