Inquests into sudden death are held in the courts at the Medico-Legal Centre. They are open to the public and will be heard by the Coroner or one of his assistants.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are following government guidance with regards to safety measures and social distancing in the building. In order to conduct inquests safely we are restricting the number of inquests taking place. We have also put stringent measures in place and any visitor to the building is expected to adhere to them at all times.

Due to changes in current working arrangements, there may be a delay in responding to phone calls and emails. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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The majority of inquests are held before a Coroner sitting alone. This will be the Senior Coroner or one of his Assistant Coroners. Assistant Coroners are also legally qualified and often ‘sit’ for the Senior Coroner on a few days each month. However, an inquest must be heard before a jury (of between 7 and 11 people) if the death occurred in detention (for example in prison or police custody), in a works accident or in other limited circumstances.

By law, the inquest is restricted to establishing the deceased's identity, when and where they died and how the death occurred. The verdict cannot be framed in such a way as to indicate criminal liability on the part of a named person or civil liability.

Name Hearing date Hearing time
Hearing type Coroner District Venue
Emily Greene 28/09/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Barnsley Sheffield Town Hall
Robert Bates 28/09/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Sheffield Medico-Legal Centre
Emily Greene 29/09/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Barnsley Sheffield Town Hall
Linda Grady 29/09/2020 10:30AM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Sheffield Medico-Legal Centre
Emily Greene 30/09/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Barnsley Sheffield Town Hall
Emily Greene 01/10/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Barnsley Sheffield Town Hall
Margaret Henson 01/10/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Sheffield Medico-Legal Centre
Martin Schubert 01/10/2020 13:30PM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Sheffield Medico-Legal Centre
Emily Greene 02/10/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mr D Urpeth Barnsley Sheffield Town Hall
Brinley Mitchell 05/10/2020 09:30AM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Sheffield Medico-Legal Centre
Joyce Broomhead 06/10/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Sheffield Medico-Legal Centre
Loi Shing Lee 07/10/2020 10:30AM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Sheffield Medico-Legal Centre
Leah Hirst 08/10/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Barnsley Medico-Legal Centre
Leah Hirst 09/10/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Barnsley Medico-Legal Centre
Leah Hirst 12/10/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Barnsley Medico-Legal Centre
Leah Hirst 13/10/2020 10:00AM Inquest Mrs K Dickinson Barnsley Medico-Legal Centre
Rebecca Kelly 15/10/2020 11:30AM PIR Mrs T Rawden Sheffield Medico-Legal Centre
Derek Atkinson 16/10/2020 10:00AM Inquest Ms A Combes  Barnsley Medico-Legal Centre

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