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The Senior Coroner for the City is appointed by the City of London to investigate deaths reported to her and cases of treasure found within the Square Mile. She has three Assistant Coroners with the same powers. All are lawyers and one of the Assistant Coroners has a medical qualification.

The City Coroner's office does not deal with the whole of London, but only with the historic City of London (the Square Mile)

Contact the Coroner

City of London Coroner's Court
Walbrook Wharf
78-83 Upper Thames Street
London EC4R 3TD
020 7332 1598

Office hours

Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm

Out of hours

City of London Police
T 020 7601 2222
F 020 7332 1800
coroner@cityoflondon.gov.uk

The other seven coroner areas in London

​Geographical area London area​ Telephone​
​East Walthamstow Coroner's Court​ 020 7496 5000​
Inner North​ St Pancras Coroner's Court​ 020 7974 4545
Inner South​ Southwark Coroner's Court 020 7525 4200
Inner West Westminster Coroner's Court 020 7641 1212
North London Barnet Coroner's Court 020 8447 7680
South London Croydon, Bexley, Bromley and Sutton Coroner's Court 020 8313 1883
West London Fulham Coroner's Court 020 8753 6800

Registering a death

The City of London does not have this facility and has an arrangement with the London Borough of Islington to use its services.

Reporting a sudden or suspicious death

If there is an accident, or a body is discovered, contact the City of London Police on 020 7601 2222.


Inquests

Forthcoming inquests

Date Time Type of hearing Name of deceased Type of case
9/10/2017 10am Pre-Inquest Review Marian HOSKINS Hospital
18/10/2017 12pm Inquest Opening Lidia-Eugenia DRAGESCU Fall from Height
18/10/2017 2pm Inquest Alexandrs NIZNIKS Hospital
18/10/2017 3pm Inquest Opening Turgut ESENDAGLI Hospital
18/10/2017 3pm Inquest Opening Anthony GOSLING Hospital
18/10/2017 3pm Inquest Opening Richard SAVAGE Hospital
13/11/2017 10am Inquest Ramnik BHUDIA Hospital
11/12/2017 10am Inquest Lidia-Eugenia DRAGESCU Fall from height
14/12/2017 10am Inquest Maria TYLER Hospital

Completed inquest hearings

Date completed Name of deceased Description of case Conclusion
31/7/2017 Michael Oakley Hospital Complications of necessary surgery
30/8/2017 Yolanda ELLIOTT Hospital All other verdicts
30/8/2017 Meera MERVYN Hospital All other verdicts
4/9/2017 Leonard PATTERSON Hospital Natural Causes
29/9/2017 Teofilo HERNANDEZ Hospital Accidental Death
5/10/2017 Allan Yeoman Hospital Accidental Death
9/10/2017 Christopher WOOLNOUGH Fall from height Suicide
9/10/2017 Rachel BLUNT Hospital Complication of necessary surgery
13/11/2017 Ramnik Buhudia Hospital Complication of necessary surgery
14/11/2017 Laura MURRAY-WOODFORD Road Traffic Collision Road Traffic Collision

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