The Medico-Legal Centre is designed to provide the facilities and services required for the investigation of sudden or unexpected death. It comprises the offices and courts of HM Coroner for South Yorkshire (West) District and the public mortuary. It provides the reception, mortuary services and Coroner’s support. 

The Centre has a strong commitment to providing a high standard of service to the bereaved and is nationally and internationally recognised as a model of good practice in this field of work. It is regulated by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). You can read the report of the latest HTA inspection.

Everyone working at the Medico-Legal Centre is committed to dealing with the technical and legal side of the investigation of sudden death in a professional, dignified, and sympathetic manner.

Car parking

You can park on the street for up to four hours. A disabled parking bay is available immediately outside the entrance.

Hours of business

The offices are open between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. The court will be open at least half an hour before the start of the inquest.


The two courtrooms on the first floor are fully accessible.

When you are given a date to attend court, please let us know as soon as possible if:

  • you are disabled or will be accompanied by someone who is disabled
  • you require a hearing loop
  • you have other needs


Mobile phones must be switched off in court.


There is a free cold water dispenser and a paid for hot drinks vending machine. In addition, there are supermarkets, small shops and cafes nearby. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the court building under any circumstances.


There are two accessible toilets.

Contact the Medico-Legal Centre

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0114 273 8721 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Watery Street

S3 7ES