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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
18 November 2022 10:00am Court room 3 Library Hub County Hall ROE Louisa Irving Documentary Inquest 8 January 2022 96 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Natural causes with an additional contribution from an accident. 

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
18 November 2022 10:00am Court room 3 Library Hub County Hall KOCHER Vivienne Penelope Rose Documentary Inquest 3 March 2022 69 Years Colchester, Essex

Accident 

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
18 November 2022 10:00am Court room 3 Library Hub County Hall MYLWARD Laurence Edwin Documentary Inquest 9 June 2022 61 Years Walton on the Naze, Essex

Suicide 

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
18 November 2022 10:00am Court room 3 Library Hub County Hall WILSON Thomas Edgar Documentary Inquest 21 June 2022 91 Years Colchester, Essex

Accident 

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
18 November 2022 10:00am Court room 3 Library Hub County Hall WOOLLARD Martin Jeffrey Opening/ Documentary Inquest 1 November 2022 76 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Industrial Disease -Mesothelioma

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
17 November 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House COLLIER Richard Peter Inquest hearing 1 August 2020 61 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Narrative Conclusion

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
17 November 2022 10:00am Court room 2 Seax House BOOROFF Jayden Andrew Inquest hearing 23 October 2020 23 Years Chelmsford, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
16 November 2022 10:00am Court room 1 Seax House COLLIER Richard Peter Inquest hearing 1 August 2020 61 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Narrative Conclusion

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
16 November 2022 10:00am Court room 2 Seax House BOOROFF Jayden Andrew Inquest hearing 23 October 2020 23 Years Chelmsford, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
16 November 2022 10:00am Court room 3 Library Hub County Hall CARROLL Mary Elizabeth Opening 2 November 2022 95 Years Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex