When the cause of a death needs to be looked into further, a coroner will carry out an inquest, the NHS choices website explains what is involved.
The Coroner’s service for Leicestershire is split into two districts:
GOV.UK has more information on what happens when a death is reported to a coroner.
In the first instance all enquiries should be directed to the Coroner’s Officer – Katharine Bakewell (see the contact details below) and not to the Coroner.
Search for an Inquest
Add a 'Date from' and 'Date to' in the search boxes below to find the inquest you are looking for.
Once you have the results, you can narrow your search by filtering by first name and/or surname.
By virtue of section 9C Coroners and Justice Act 2009 some Inquests may be dealt with in writing (i.e. without a hearing in court) unless representations are made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midday the day before the date shown in the list.
Attendance at our Coroner’s Court is assisted by volunteers from the Coroners' Courts Support Service. Please visit The Coroners’ Courts Support Service for further information or call 0300 111 2140 for their telephone support service.
Type of Hearing - Definitions
Opening: Formal opening of the Inquest
Open and Completion: The Inquest will be opened and concluded on the same day
Final: Inquest hearing will take place
Inquest in writing: Inquest without a hearing in court
Pre Inquest Review: An administrative hearing
Review: A case review without a court hearing
Treasure: An inquest into treasure that has been found
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