The West London Coroner's Court

Covering the boroughs of Hillingdon, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond, Kingston and Hammersmith & Fulham

Covid-19 – Court Visitors

During this period, please consider whether it is necessary for you to attend inquests at the court. If you are keen to attend an inquest in person, please contact your Coroner’s Officer in advance.

Due to the current pandemic many of the inquests listed will be remote access hearings with participants attending remotely and only the coroner sitting in Court.

Be assured that we are working hard to progress cases as normal and we will keep you informed of any changes.

Covid-19 – Correspondence

Officers are now working remotely and will not be able to receive any correspondence sent by post or courier. Please email or scan any future correspondence. We will be unable to access any documents sent by post or courier.

Coroner’s Court Support Service

An inquest can be a traumatic experience for anyone involved. If you would like to speak to someone before attending an inquest, either remotely or in person, the Coroner’s Court Support Service offer emotional support and practical advice about the inquest process. They can be contacted on Tel: 0300 111 2141

Welcome to The West London Coroner site.

Coroners investigate deaths that have been reported to them if they think that the death was violent or unusual, 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 listings for upcoming inquests, inquest openings, and pre-inquest hearings on our Court Diary page.

How to contact us

Email: HMCoroner@lbhf.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8753 4422

Tel: 020 8753 2739

Address: 25 Bagleys Lane, Fulham, London, SW6 2QA

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