Coroners: appointments and how to contact their offices

All coroner appointments are made by the relevant local authority, normally following a fair and open competition campaign. The Chief Coroner and the Lord Chancellor must give their consent to each proposed appointment.

The Chief Coroner is kept fully informed by the local authorities during the appointment process. His involvement includes approving the advert beforehand, giving feedback on the applications and advising on technical questions, before making the final decision on the proposed appointee.

For area and senior coroner interviews, the Chief Coroner or one of his nominees normally attends the interviews. This is to ensure the process is fair and open. The Chief Coroner’s nominee does not have a ‘vote’ in the choice of candidate but reports back to him and the Lord Chancellor on the interview process.

The following is a list of all senior coroner appointments:

Coroner AreaSenior Coroner or Acting Senior CoronerBase address and contact details
AvonMaria VoisinCoroner’s Office, 37 Old Weston Road, Bristol
BS48 1UL
01275 461920
Bedfordshire and LutonEmma WhittingThe Court House, Woburn Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire MK45 2HX
0300 300 8383
BerkshireHeidi ConnorCoroner’s Office, Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
0118 937 2300
Birmingham and SolihullLouise HuntCoroner’s Court, 50 Newton Street, Birmingham
B4 6NE
0121 303 3228
Black CountryZafar SiddiqueThe Coroner’s Court, Jack Judge House, Halesowen Street, Oldbury B69 2AJ
0121 569 7200
Blackpool and FyldeAlan WilsonHM Coroner Blackpool and Fylde,
PO Box 1066, Blackpool FY1 1GB
01253 477128
Brighton and HovePenelope Schofield (Acting Senior Coroner)The Coroner’s Office, Woodvale, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3QB
01273 292046
BuckinghamshireCrispin ButlerCoroner’s Service, 29 Windsor End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JJ
01494 475505
Cambridgeshire and PeterboroughDavid HemingCoroner’s Service, Lawrence Court, Princes Street, Huntingdon PE29 3PA
0345 045 1364
Carmarthenshire and PembrokeshirePaul BennettCoroner’s Office, North Wing, County Hall, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1TP
01437 775001
Central and South East KentPatricia Harding (Acting Senior Coroner)Coroner Service Team, Cantium House, Sandling Road, Maidstone ME14 1XD
03000 410502
CeredigionPeter BruntonHM Senior Coroner, 6 Upper Portland Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2DU
01970 612567
CheshireTBAThe West Annexe, Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1UH
01925 444216
City of LondonAlison HewittCity of London Coroner’s Court, 4th Floor, Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH
020 7332 1598
Cornwall and Isles of ScillyAndrew CoxCornwall Coroner’s Service, Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1XU
01872 324438
County Durham and DarlingtonJeremy ChipperfieldHM Coroner’s Office, PO Box 282, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham DL14 4FY
03000 265556
CoventrySean McGovernCoroner’s Service, Cheylesmore Manor House, Manor House Drive, Coventry CV1 2ND
024 7697 5509
CumbriaKally CheemaHM Coroner’s Office, Fairfield, Station Road, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9PT
0300 303 3180
Derby and DerbyshireRobert HunterHM Coroner, St Katherine’s House, St Mary’s Wharf, Mansfield Road, Derby DE1 3TQ
01629 535047
DorsetRachael GriffinCoroner’s Office for the County of Dorset, BCP Civic Centre, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth
01202 123900
East LondonGraeme IrvineEast London Coroner’s Office,
The Adult College, 127 Ripple Road,
Barking, IG11 7PB
020 8496 5000
East Riding and HullPaul MarksCoroner’s Service, The Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AA
East SussexAlan CrazeCoroner’s Office (East Sussex), Unit 56, Innovation Centre, Highfield Drive, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 9UH
01424 723030
Essex and ThurrockLincoln BrookesEssex and Thurrock Coroner’s Service, Essex County Council, County Hall, Chelmsford CM1 1QH
0333 0135 000
Exeter and Greater DevonPhilip SpinneyExeter and Greater Devon Coroners Office
County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD
01392 383636
Gateshead and South TynesideTerence CarneyCoroner’s Service, Town Hall and Civic Offices
Westoe Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear
NE33 2RL
0191 426 8181
GloucestershireKaty SkerrettGloucester Coroner’s Court, Corinium Avenue, Gloucester GL4 3DG
01452 305661
GwentCaroline SaundersGwent Coroners Service , Civic Centre,
Godfrey Road, Newport, NP20 4UR
01633 414600
Hampshire, Portsmouth and SouthamptonChristopher WilkinsonCoroner’s Office, Castle Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UL
01962 667884
HerefordshireMark BricknellCoroner’s Office, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ
01432 261813
HertfordshireGeoffrey SullivanHertfordshire Coroner Service, The Old Courthouse, St Albans Road East, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 0ES
01707 292707
Inner North LondonMary HassellPoplar Coroner’s Court (deaths in Hackney or Tower Hamlets), 127 Poplar High Street, London E14 0AE
020 7538 1201


St Pancras Coroner’s Court (deaths in Camden or Islington), Camley Street, London N1C 4PP
020 7974 4545

Inner South LondonAndrew HarrisSouthwark Coroner’s Court, 1 Tennis Street, London, SE1 1YD
0207 525 4200 (external link)
Inner West LondonFiona WilcoxInner West London Coroner’s Court, 33 Tachbrook Street, London SW1V 2JR
020 7641 1212
Isle of WightCaroline SumerayIsle of Wight Coroner’s Service, Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2QS
01983 823010
Lancashire with Blackburn and DarwenJames AdeleyCoroner’s Court, 2 Faraday Court, Faraday Drive, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9NB
01772 536536
Leicester and South LeicestershireCatherine MasonThe Coroner’s Court, Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Leicester LE1 9BG
0116 4541031
LincolnshirePaul Smith (Acting Senior Coroner)HM Coroner’s Service, The Myle Cross Centre, 92 Macaulay Drive, Lincoln LN2 4EL
01522 552500
Liverpool and WirralAndré RebelloLiverpool and the Wirral Coroner’s Service, Gerard Majella Courthouse, Boundary Street, Liverpool
L5 2QD
0151 233
Manchester CityNigel MeadowsManchester City Coroner’s Office and Court, Exchange Floor, The Royal Exchange Building, Cross Street, Manchester M2 7EF
0161 219 2222
Manchester NorthJoanne KearsleyThe Coroner’s Office, 2nd and 3rd Floor, Newgate House, Newgate, Rochdale
OL16 1AT
01706 924815
Manchester SouthAlison MutchCoroner’s Court, 1 Mount Tabor Street, Stockport SK1 3AG
0161 474 3993
Manchester WestTimothy BrennandCoroner’s Office, Manchester West, First Floor, Paderborn House, Howell Croft North, Bolton
01204 338799
Mid Kent and MedwayPatricia HardingCoroner Service Team, Cantium House, Sandling Road, Maidstone ME14 1XD
03000 410502
Milton KeynesThomas OsborneThe Coroner’s Office, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ
01908 254327
Newcastle Upon TyneKaren DilksNewcastle and North Tyneside Coroners Court, Lower Ground Floor, Block 1, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH
0191 277 7280
NorfolkJacqueline LakeNorfolk Coroner’s Service, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH
01603 774773
North East KentPatricia Harding (Acting Senior Coroner)Coroner Service Team, Cantium House, Sandling Road, Maidstone ME14 1XD
03000 410502
North Lincolnshire and GrimsbyPaul Smith (Acting Senior Coroner)Coroner’s Office, Cleethorpes Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes DN35 8LN
01472 324005
North LondonAndrew WalkerBarnet Coroner’s Court, 29 Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BE
020 8447 7680
North NorthumberlandAndrew HetheringtonCoroner’s Service, 17 Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, North Northumberland TD15 1EE
01289 304318
North TynesideKaren Dilks (Acting Senior Coroner)Newcastle and North Tyneside Coroners Court, Lower Ground Floor, Block 1, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH
0191 277 7280
North Wales (East and Central)John GittinsHM Coroner’s Office, County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin LL15 1YN
01824 708 047
North West KentRoger HatchCoroner Service Team, Cantium House, Sandling Road, Maidstone ME14 1XD
03000 410502
North West WalesKatie Sutherland (Acting Senior Coroner)HM Coroner’s Office, Shirehall Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1SH
01286 672804
North Yorkshire and YorkJonathan HeathThe Old Courthouse, 3 Racecourse Lane
Northallerton, DL7 8QZ
NorthamptonshireAnne PemberHM Coroner for the County of Northamptonshire, Constabulary Block, Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton NN1 1ED
03000 111 222
Nottinghamshire and NottinghamMáirín CaseyHM Coroner’s Service, The Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2DT
0115 841 5553
OxfordshireDarren SalterOxfordshire Coroner’s Service
The Oxford Register Office, 2nd Floor
1 Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NS
01865 815020
Plymouth Torbay and South DevonIan ArrowPlymouth and Torbay Coroner’s Service, Derriford Business Park, Plymouth PL6 5QZ
01752 204636
Rutland and North LeicestershireCatherine Mason (Acting Senior Coroner)HM Coroner’s Office, Southfield Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2TR
01509 268 768
Sefton Knowsley and St HelensJulie GouldingTown Hall Bootle, Oriel Road, Bootle, Liverpool
L20 7AE
0151 934 2399
Shropshire Telford and WrekinJohn ElleryHM Coroner’s Service, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
01743 258470
SomersetSamantha Marsh (Acting Senior Coroner)Somerset Coroner’s Service, Old Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4AQ
01823 359271
South LondonSarah Ormond-WalsheSouth London Coroner’s Service, 2nd Floor, Davis House, Robert Street, Croydon
020 8313 1883
South NorthumberlandAndrew HetheringtonCoroner’s Service, 17 Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, North Northumberland TD15 1EE
01289 304318
South Wales CentralGraeme HughesThe Coroner’s Office, The Old Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Pontypridd CF37 1JW
01443 281100
South Yorkshire (East)Nicola MundyThe Coroner’s Court and Office, Crown Court Building, College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3HS
01302 737135
South Yorkshire (West)David Urpeth (Acting Senior Coroner)South Yorkshire (West) Coroner’s Service, Medico-Legal Centre, Watery Street, Sheffield S3 7ES
0114 273 8721
Staffordshire SouthAndrew Barkley (Acting Senior Coroner)Staffordshire South Coroner’s Service, 1  Staffordshire Place, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 2LP
01785 276127
Stoke-on-Trent and north StaffordshireAndrew BarkleyStoke on Trent and North Staffordshire Coroners Service, Stoke Town Hall, Kingsway, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HH
01782 234777
SuffolkNigel ParsleyThe Coroner’s Court and Offices, Beacon House, Whitehouse Road, Ipswich IP1 5PB
0345 607 2040
SunderlandDerek WinterThe Coroner’s Office, Sunderland Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN
0191 5617843
SurreyRichard TraversHM Coroner’s Court, Station Approach, Woking GU22 7AP
01483 404530
Swansea and Neath Port TalbotColin Phillips (Acting Senior Coroner)HM Coroner for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea,
01792 636237
Teesside and HartlepoolClare BaileyHM Coroner for Teesside, The Coroner’s Service, Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ
01642 729350
WarwickshireSean McGovernWarwickshire Justice Centre, Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa CV32 4EL
01926 684228
West LondonChinyere InyamaWest London Coroner’s Service, 25 Bagleys Lane, Fulham, London SW6 2QA
0208 753 6800
West SussexPenelope SchofieldHM Coroner, Record Office, Orchard Street, Chichester PO19 1DD
03302 227100
West Yorkshire (Eastern)Kevin McLoughlinCoroner’s Service, West Yorkshire (Eastern) Area, 71 Northgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 3BS
01924 302180
West Yorkshire (Western)Martin FlemingHM Coroner’s Court, Cater Building, 1 Cater Street, Bradford BD1 5AS
01274 431 400
Wiltshire and SwindonDavid RidleyWiltshire and Swindon Coroner’s Service, 26 Endless Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1DP
01722 438900
WorcestershireDavid ReidWorcestershire Coroner’s Court, The Civic, Martins Way, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire
DY13 8UN
01905 766066