Corporate report

Chief Coroner's annual report: 2014 to 2015

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



The report covers the Chief Coroner’s work in 2014 and the first half of 2015 and is his second annual summary of the operation of coroner services following the 2009 Act’s reforms which went live on 25 July 2013.

In particular the Chief Coroner’s report sets out:

  • his work to promote consistency in the resourcing of and practices in coroner offices across England and Wales
  • the training and guidance he has facilitated for coroners and their officers, supported by stakeholder events for local authorities and bereavement support organisations
  • his plans for the coming year to improve services further
Published 16 July 2015