The role of the Coroner
The role of the Coroner is to investigate and record the causes and circumstances of all sudden deaths. This is where the cause of death is unknown, the death is violent or unnatural and any death which occurred whilst the deceased was in lawful custody.
- The Senior Coroner is Mr Andrew Cox
- The Assistant Coroner’s are Mr Guy Davies, Mr Stephen Covell and Ms Emma Hillson
If you have concerns about a death then you have the right to raise these concerns with the Coroner.
In the event of a sudden death, the Coroner will be informed either by the Police, the ambulance service or the GP. Initial enquiries are then undertaken by one of the Coroner’s Officers.
The Cornwall Coroner
Information for doctors and medical professionals on current legislation and latest guidance.
You may find these pages helpful if the death of a loved one is being investigate by the Coroner.
Find details of upcoming inquests, pre-inquest hearings and opening of inquests
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