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The Coroner Role and Preparing for a Coroner's Inquest - Learning from Deaths

The Coroner Role

Professor Andrew Harris
Senior Coroner, London Inner South; and Professor of Coronial Law
William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary’s University London

• notification of deaths to Coroner
• investigatory roles of Coroner
• what is unnatural death and opening an inquest
• Covid-19 deaths

Professor Harris gave a clear and detailed description of the role of the coroner, clarifying many issues regarding the notification of deaths, investigatory roles of the coroner and also the impact of Covid-19 and the specific issues brought to bear by the pandemic.