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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
4 August 2022 09:00am Court room 1 Seax House WEBB Mark Anthony Opening 20 June 2022 72 Years Thurrock, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 09:00am Court room 1 Seax House LAVER Darren Grant Opening 17 July 2022 57 Years Brentwood, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 09:00am Court room 1 Seax House FISHER Nicola Opening 11 July 2022 52 Years Grays, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 09:00am Court room 1 Seax House CUMBERS Scott Opening 22 July 2022 27 Years Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:00pm Court room 1 Seax House RICHARDS Graham Percy William Documentary Inquest 15 February 2022 69 Years Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Mesothelioma industrial disease

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House JENNER Eric James Documentary Inquest 16 March 2022 73 Years Halstead, Essex

Suicide

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House MINSHALL David George Documentary Inquest 23 February 2022 62 Years Rayleigh, Essex

Suicide

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House RIBBANS Derek Alan Documentary Inquest 17 May 2022 90 Years Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House FRIAR Kenneth William Documentary Inquest 27 November 2021 87 Years Chelmsford, Essex

Accident

Date of inquest Name of deceased Type of inquest Date of death Age Place of death Conclusion
4 August 2022 12:45pm Court room 1 Seax House HENDERSON Gordon Frederick Documentary Inquest 27 February 2022 79 Years Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Recognised complications of necessary surgery