Corporate report

Chief Coroner's annual report: 2013 to 2014

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Chief Coroner’s first annual report to the Lord Chancellor under section 36 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.



The report covers the period from implementation of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009’s coroner reforms on 25 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. It outlines the following:

  • implementation of the coroner reforms
  • the work the Chief Coroner has done to increase consistency of coroner services, in particular his work on: training and providing guidance to coroners; mergers of coroner areas; coroner appointments; coroners’ changing roles; the investigation and inquest processes; timeliness of investigations and prevention of future death reports
  • the Chief Coroner’s use of his statutory powers and duties under the 2009 Act.