Sheffield Personal Injury Claim Solicitors Logo Loading Animation - Personal Injury Claim Experts
Google Logo Reviews - Accident Claim Specialists / No Win, No Fee / Sheffield Personal Injury Claim Solicitors Navigation Icon - Accident Claim Specialists / No Win, No Fee / Sheffield Personal Injury Claim Solicitors
coroner medical examination post mortem accidental death solicitors Sheffield

Reform of the coroner system

Posted in: Personal Injury Wrongful & Accidental Death 

The Ministry of Justice has announced changes to the coroner system to ensure a much strong focus on supporting bereaved families. The changes will mean that coroners will:

  • be subject to stricter time limits for completing an inquest;
  • have to report any cases that last more than a year to the Chief Coroner;
  • be required to release bodies for funerals within 30 days;
  • provide greater access to materials, such as post-mortem reports, before the inquest takes place;
  • be able to make use of new technologies so that vulnerable witnesses can give evidence via video link;
  • be subject to new mandatory training requirements.

The reforms will also half the time limit (from 56 to 28 days) which organisations have to respond to a coroner report on preventing future deaths (currently known as ‘rule 43 reports’). The proposals are part of a new consultation which sets out the next stage in the Government’s on-going overhaul of the coroner system.

If you’ve lost a loved one to a lethal personal injury, we can help you seek compensation on their behalf on a no win, no fee* basis. Contact our team today to discuss your claim.


Start Your Personal Injury Claim Today

Contact Our Personal Injury Claim Managers Now

Call To Claim With Us And Receive The Compensation You Deserve

Telephone Icon Yellow - Compensation For Your Accident / Personal Injury Claim Managers / Sheffield Personal Injury Claim Solicitors