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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
9 September 2022 09:30am Court room 2 Seax House SOUTHGATE John Alfred Opening/ Documentary Inquest 14 May 2022 66 Years Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Open

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 September 2022 09:30am Court room 2 Seax House QUINN Michael Gerard Opening/ Documentary Inquest 16 June 2022 53 Years Colchester, Essex

Open

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 September 2022 09:30am Court room 2 Seax House ANDREWS Ronald Charles Opening/ Documentary Inquest 14 July 2022 92 Years Harlow, Essex

Mesothelioma Industrial Disease

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 September 2022 09:30am Court room 2 Seax House MERRY Paul Anthony Opening/ Documentary Inquest 18 August 2022 53 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Open

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 September 2022 10:00am Court room 2 Seax House STRINGER Niall Clayton Philip Documentary Inquest 18 February 2022 17 Years Benfleet, Essex

Suicide

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 September 2022 10:30am Court room 2 Seax House HEWITT James Timothy Documentary Inquest 5 December 2021 32 Years Harlow, Essex

Drug and Alcohol related death

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 September 2022 11:00am Court room 2 Seax House MATAJ Elena Documentary Inquest 27 January 2022 42 Years Colchester, Essex

Suicide

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 September 2022 11:30am Court room 2 Seax House JEVSTAFJEVS Vadims Documentary Inquest 15 October 2021 37 Years Colchester, Essex

Road Traffic Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 September 2022 12:00pm Court room 2 Seax House DETHRIDGE Steven James Documentary Inquest 31 October 2021 46 Years Loughton, Essex

Suicide

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
9 September 2022 12:30pm Court room 2 Seax House CHAPMAN Greg Michael Documentary Inquest 16 November 2021 39 Years Benfleet, Essex

Accident