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.
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
|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|