Regrettably due to COVID-19 and the clear guidance sent out by central government it has been necessary to postpone hearings which require the attendance of persons at court. This applies to all inquests up to and including Friday 22nd May. Matters remain under daily review by the Senior Coroner. All persons affected by these measures have been contacted by the coroner’s office. Any further changes will be communicated directly to those affected in a timely fashion.
The Coroner is responsible for the investigation of; violent or unnatural deaths, sudden deaths of unknown cause and deaths in custody that are reported to her.
The Coroners Officers, on behalf of the Coroner, obtain and record details of all unexpected, unnatural and violent deaths, reported from various informants. They liaise with interested parties, organise Post Mortem examinations and inform parties of the results. Prepare and issue relevant documents to allow families to get on with their registration and funeral ceremonies. Where required, the Coroners Officer will open investigations including inquests ensuring appropriate documentation is completed.
Coroners investigate deaths that have been reported to them.
The Coroners Court is situated within Doncaster Crown Court. If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact the court to make sure the facilities meet your specific needs or to discuss a reasonable adjustment you need.
Every death in England or Wales should be registered in the district in which it takes place, within 5 days of the date of death. A medical certificate of cause of death would normally be given to relatives to bring to the registrar’s office, but during this time the certificate will be emailed to the registrar by the hospital or doctor’s surgery.
Information about how to register a death, what we’ll need from you and what you can do once the death has been registered.