HM Coroner

In some cases a death may be reported to the Coroner.

There are many reasons why this can happen; for example, an unexpected death, a road accident or it may simply be that a doctor has not attended the deceased within 14 days prior to death.

This should not give cause for concern and will not necessarily delay the funeral.

The Coroner will decide whether to hold a post-mortem examination to establish the cause of death.

HM Coroner and their officers are working in your interest and will always keep you up to date with any issues that may affect the funeral arrangements.

There may be no Medical Certificate of Death issued. Instead the Coroner will forward the relevant documents to the Registrar's Office to enable you to register in the usual way.

You should still contact us and we will fully explain the procedures involved.