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Attendance at Inquests: Inquests are public hearings and physical attendance at the Coroners Court is always open to all, including the public and members of the press. Remote attendance via Microsoft Teams is available to participants such as Witnesses, Interested Persons and Legal Representatives with the Coroner’s prior express approval. In line with guidance from the Chief Coroner remote attendance for non-participants such as members of the public or press is something that can be considered by the Coroner but does require a formal written request which should be made well in advance of the hearing and should be accompanied with written reasons as to why such remote (as opposed to physical attendance) is necessary, the Coroner will then consider whether to grant the request (having regard to the Interests of Justice, relevant regulations and guidance).

We have prepared some information all about Inquests for families and witnesses. These are the upcoming Inquests and Inquest Openings for Essex Coroner’s Service.

Please note:

  • Inquests, Inquest Openings and Pre-Inquest Reviews for Essex are usually held in open court in Chelmsford.
  • This list is published each working day by 5pm, giving Inquest Hearings two days in advance. Inquest Openings, Pre-Inquest Reviews and Documentary Inquests are listed for the following working day only.
  • We work hard to make sure these lists are accurate. Sometimes changes are unavoidable.
  • Inquests timings are not confirmed until the Inquest is officially opened. The media should not publish any details of the deceased until after the Inquest is opened.

The search covers Inquests from last month and any available future dates. Any requests for Inquests prior to last month should be directed to essex.coronersservice@essex.gov.uk

You can search for a specific inquest by using one or more of the search options below.

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 11:30am Court room 2 Seax House WILSDON Colin Kenneth Documentary Inquest 13 March 2022 72 Years Romford, Essex

Natural causes 

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 12:30am Court room 2 Seax House MCKAY Maureen Sylvia Documentary Inquest 25 July 2022 81 Years Colchester, Essex

Accident 

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 11:00am Court room 2 Seax House COLWELL Stephen Edwin Documentary Inquest 4 July 2022 68 Years London

Accident 

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 11:00am Court room 2 Seax House BEWICK Christopher Thomas Documentary Inquest 24 February 2022 29 Years Billericay, Essex

Suicide 

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 11:00am Court room 2 Seax House COWLIN David Ernest William Opening/ Documentary Inquest 27 October 2022 85 Years Colchester, Essex

Accident 

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 11:00am Court room 2 Seax House MCHUGH Linda Joan Opening 26 October 2022 74 Years Southend, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 11:00am Court room 2 Seax House MKOCHI Loveness Lindiwe Opening 31 May 2022 44 Years Southend, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 11:00am Court room 2 Seax House WHITBY Pamela Ann Opening 2 November 2022 84 Years Ongar, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 11:00am Court room 2 Seax House DENTON Paul Douglas Opening 25 June 2022 56 Years Benfleet, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
10 November 2022 11:00am Court room 2 Seax House ROBEY Neil Opening 12 August 2022 53 Years Colchester, Essex