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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
5 June 2024 10:00am Court Room 2, Seax House WEBB Jeffrey Norman Opening 21 May 2024 59 Years Waltham Abbey, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
5 June 2024 09:30am Court Room 1, Seax House BULLMAN Doreen Louise Opening 21 May 2024 88 Years Chelmsford, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
5 June 2024 10:00am Court Room 2, Seax House HURN Steven James Opening 28 April 2024 51 Years Basildon, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
5 June 2024 10:00am Court Room 2, Seax House SMITH Penelope Joan Opening 26 March 2024 71 Years Colchester, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 June 2024 10:00am Court Room 2, Seax House STOCK Mark Daniel Inquest hearing 27 August 2023 53 Years Colchester, Essex

Narrative Conclusion

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 June 2024 10:00am Court Room 1, Seax House MARCH David James Inquest hearing 27 October 2021 81 Years Basildon, Essex

Natural causes

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
3 June 2024 10:00am Court Room 2, Seax House MASHA Bolanle Morenike Inquest hearing 8 January 2023 57 Years Basildon, Essex

Narrative Conclusion

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
3 June 2024 10:00am Court Room 1, Seax House FLATT Colin Harold Pre inquest review 7 September 2021 81 Years Tolleshunt Knights, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
31 May 2024 10:00am Court Room 1, Seax House MCCRACKEN Terrance Thomas Inquest hearing 22 May 2023 79 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Narrative Conclusion

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
31 May 2024 14:30pm Court Room 1, Seax House O'RIORDAN Padraig Pre inquest review 18 October 2022 54 Years Woodham Mortimer, Essex