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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
30 April 2024 09:30am Court Room 2, Seax House ROSA Gerson Opening 4 April 2024 51 Years Epping, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 April 2024 09:30am Court Room 2, Seax House EVERETT Andrina Velantina Opening 15 April 2024 19 Years Thurrock, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 April 2024 09:30am Court Room 2, Seax House SMITH Brian Charles Opening 8 April 2024 84 Years Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 April 2024 09:30am Court Room 2, Seax House BARRY Doreen Grace Opening 8 April 2024 93 Years Canvey Island, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 April 2024 09:30am Court Room 2, Seax House NARITHOOKKIYIL KUNJAPPAN Arun Opening 18 April 2024 35 Years Harlow, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 April 2024 09:30am Court Room 2, Seax House COOK Robert Donald Opening 8 April 2024 83 Years Colchester, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 April 2024 09:30am Court Room 2, Seax House HALE Jennifer Margaret Opening 6 April 2024 86 Years Harlow, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 April 2024 09:30am Court Room 2, Seax House BUTLER Steven Mark Opening 8 April 2024 55 Years Braintree, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 April 2024 09:30am Court Room 2, Seax House CORBOY John James Opening 4 April 2024 79 Years Basildon, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
30 April 2024 09:30am Court Room 2, Seax House DAVIS Margaret Jean Opening 22 April 2024 84 Years Basildon, Essex