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Coroners Inquests into Deaths

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A Coroner’s Inquest is a Court hearing where the Coroner considers evidence to determine the identity of a deceased person and the date, place, manner and medical cause of that person’s death.

The usual circumstances necessitating a Coroner’s Inquest occur when a deceased person...

  • dies a violent or unnatural death
  • dies a sudden death the cause of which is unknown
  • dies under suspicious or unusual circumstances
  • dies having not been attended by a medical practitioner within the period of 3 months immediately preceding his or her death
  • dies while under, or as a result of, or within 24 hours after the administration of, an anaesthetic administered in the course of a medical, surgical or dental operation or procedure or an operation or procedure of a like nature, other than a local anaesthetic administered solely for the purpose of facilitating a procedure of resuscitation from apparent or impending death
  • dies within a year and a day after the date of any accident to which the cause of his or her death is or may be attributable
  • dies while in or temporarily absent from a hospital while the person was a resident at the hospital for the purpose of receiving care, treatment or assistance
  • dies in custody of certain government departments

Inquests are generally open to the public and interested parties can be legally represented.

This website is dedicated to helping you find a Probate Lawyer located near you to provide you with legal advice and or legal representation in respect of Coroners Inquests.

Most of our Probate Lawyers and Solicitors give short, free legal advice on first telephone contact.

Many Probate Lawyers accept instructions on a cost contingency basis. Enquiries are welcome.