Phone: 01204-696 311

The Coroner

The main duties of the Coroner are to investigate all sudden and unexpected deaths. The purpose of the Coroner’s involvement is to establish who has died, when they died, where they died and how they died.
Once a death has been reported to the Coroner he/she will decide what action is necessary following initial investigations of the facts surrounding the death by his/her officers. This may include a post-mortem examination of the deceased to establish the cause of death and there may be a delay in making the funeral arrangements.

When the Coroner is involved, the Medical Certificate of the cause of death is replaced by one from the Coroner. The Coroner's Office will be able to advise you when you will be able to attend the Registrar's Office.

In other instances the death may be referred back to a Doctor to issue the necessary Cause of Death Certificate to allow for registration of the death to be carried out by the next of kin.

In the case of unnatural, unexplained, violent, or workplace deaths the Coroner will hold an inquest after a post-mortem. This will be open to the public and is to ascertain who the deceased was, how, when and where they died and the particulars legally needed to register the death. Sometimes an inquest can be opened and adjourned to allow the funeral to take place.

In the case of a deceased being repatriated into England or Wales, the Coroner is responsible for granting permission for the funeral to take place.

Contact Information

Livesey Funeral Services
The Private Chapel, Church Street,
Horwich, BOLTON BL6 7BR
We're available 24 hours a day,
Phone: 01204-696 311- email: info@liveseyfuneral.co.uk
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