Contact the Coroner's Service

We’re here to help and support you during the inquest process.


For information and updates about your case, please contact your assigned Coroner’s Officer.

Press enquiries

For any press enquires please contact your nearest branch of the Coroner’s Service.

Requests for remote attendance

Members of the public, including the press, are entitled to apply for permission to attend a hearing remotely. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be refused. If members of the press would like to request remote access to hearings, then a request to attend remotely must be submitted.

Please ensure any requests are submitted in writing to the relevant court email address by no later than noon on the working day preceding the inquest date. Please note that this applies to remote access to Inquest Opening Hearings.

Feedback and complaints

We welcome feedback, whether that’s about where things are working well or where improvements could be made.

We’re committed to dealing with complaints fairly and objectively. The first thing we ask you to do if you’re concerned about the quality of service you’ve received, is to raise the matter with the member of staff concerned. You can telephone, email or write to them.

To complain about HM Coroner’s personal conduct, please raise this with the Coroner concerned or with the Senior Coroner. If you’re not satisfied with their response to this, you can escalate your complaint to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO).

Challenges to a Coroner's decision or to the conclusion of an inquest must be made as part of a Judicial Review. You can also sometimes make an application to the Attorney General for permission to apply to the High Court. For more information, read our guide to the inquest process.

Other enquiries

For any other enquiries, please email [email protected]