Welcome to West London Coroner's Court

Coronial Jurisdiction for: Hillingdon, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond, Kingston and Hammersmith & Fulham.

Court Visitors

If you would like to attend an inquest in person or join a remote hearing online, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance.


Court files are electronic, please therefore send correspondance by email as this will ensure a quicker response.

Coroner’s Court Support Service

An inquest can be a distressing experience for anyone involved. The Coroner's Court support service offers emotional support and practical advice on the inquest process and members of the team are present at court for those attending in person. If you would like to speak to someone by telephone to access the service please call on Tel: 0300 111 2141 or speak to your Coroner's Officer.

The Role of a Coroner:

Coroners investigate deaths that have been reported to them if they think that the death was violent or unnatural, the cause of death is unknown, or the person died in prison or another type of state detention.

When a death is reported to a coroner, they:

  • decide whether an investigation is needed; and if it is,
  • investigate to establish the identity of the deceased; how, when and where they died; and any information they need to register the death; and,
  • use the information discovered during the investigation to prevent other deaths. 

Read more about what coroners do on GOV.UK.

Recently Bereaved?

If you are recently bereaved and looking for information on what to do next you can find information on our Guidance and Support page.

Court Diary

You can find the listing dates and times for upcoming inquests, inquest openings, and pre-inquest review hearings on our Court Diary page.

How to contact us

Email: HMCoroner@lbhf.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8753 6800

Address: 25 Bagley's Lane, Fulham, London, SW6 2QA

Coroner's Officer phones are open from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

Coroner’s Officers work on inquest preparation between 2pm and 4pm each day.  If you are Next of Kin, please email your Coroner’s Officer directly or call the telephone number provided to you, between 9am and 1pm.

Find more ways to contact us on our Contact Us page

NOTE: West London Coroner’s Court does NOT deal with referrals from: Tooting, Merton, Wandsworth, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. Enquiries for these boroughs should be directed to Inner West London Coroner’s Court, Westminster. Email: innerwestlondoncoronerscourt@westminster.gov.uk

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