If the Coroner is Involved

It is a legal requirement for all deaths to be referred to the Coroner if a Doctor has not seen the deceased in the last 14 days. This does not necessarily mean that a post mortem will be taking place, sometimes it is just a conversation between the Doctor and the Coroner to confirm that the Doctor can issue the paperwork.

When the cause of death is not certain a post mortem will take place, the purpose of the examination is to determine the cause of death. If the coroner has decided to do an examination this may delay the funeral, the Coroner advises not to book a funeral date until all the examinations have been completed. Once the Coroner has finished their investigations they will notify the next of kin and give them advice and information on what happens next.

Please find below the address and phone numbers of local Coroners Offices.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

HM Coroners Offices

Walthamstow Coroners
  • Queens Road, Walthamstow,
    London, E17 8QP
  • 020 8496 5000
Poplar and Hackney Coroner
  • 127 Poplar High Street,
    London, E14 0AE
  • 020 7538 1201
Essex Coroner
  • New Bridge House, 60-68 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PD
  • 033 3013 5000